Product-service system module by UCM

Categories: Eco Design, Technical and Research, Material fractions, Energy, Water, Product Service Systems, Land use, Biodiversity

Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement (IBGE-BIM)

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Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

The Brussels-Capital Region has granted a budget of € 60,000 to UCM to test a support module for SMEs (less than 10 people) over Product-Service System. From March 2014 to December 2014, seven companies (2 start-up and 5 existing companies) have followed the individual and collective support module. The selected SME starts with an individual interview or pre-diagnosis made by UCM to suggest to most relevant model/tool based on its profile. Then, the SME follows 6 collective sessions, complemented by two personal meetings with a consultant, over 10 months and a regular follow up by UCM.

Surrey reuse network

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Surrey County Council (SCC)

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Localisation: Surrey (United Kingdom)

Summary

The aim of the Surrey Reuse Network (SRN) is to increase furniture reuse across the Surrey county and reduce the volume sent to landfill. More specifically, Surrey County Council (SCC) seeks to (1) enable the 5 networks of Furniture Reuse Organisations (FROs) to work as a county-wide network, delivering coordinated services that would optimise reuse and provide a consistent, high-quality service for residents; (2) build the capacity of individual FROs to handle greater volumes of furniture and white goods; and (3) raise public awareness of the potential for re-use and increase access to it.

Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Instruments, Paper, Business models, Eco Production, Legal, Economic, Eco Consumption, Resources, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Water, Recycling, EEE, Product Service Systems, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

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Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Summary

The Municipality of Amsterdam has released several documents on their strategy for working towards a circular economy. This strategy includes innovative business models, awareness raising activities and resource management projects. This factsheet gives a brief summary and insight into some of these documents and the partner associations working to enact these strategies.

Greenlab program for green business in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Eco Design, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Material fractions, Communication and Education, Energy, Plastic, Water, EEE, Product Service Systems, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: hub.brussels (Brussels Agency for Business Support)

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Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

Greenlab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop the circular economy in the Brussels-Capital Region and create sustainable jobs. It is an “accelerator programme” for projects covering various areas in circular economy such as upcycling, renewable energy, economy of service functionality, sustainable food and many others with a focus on projects that have a technological component. hub.brussels takes care of the academy’s day-to-day running: over a six-month period, around 15 business start-ups (of 1-4 people with complementary profiles) receive guidance and support from hub.brussels itself and various experts and coaches. The aim of greenlab is to ensure that by the end of the programme those start-ups have a pilot project tested as well as a business plan and a financial plan in place.