Walloon Region circular economy strategy

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

Organisation: 1) Société Régionale d'Investissement de Wallonie (public agency to finance businesses) 2) Agence pour l’Entreprise et l’Innovation (public agency for entrepreneurship and innovation) 3) Office Wallon des déchets (public agency for waste management)

Main partners:

  • Business Clusters (including Mécatech, Greenwin) coordinated by BE.Fin for the circular economy project.
  • The network of advisers for enterprises, brought together within Walloon structures known as “operators”.
  • RESSOURCES: a network of non-profit making companies involved in recovery and recycling in Wallonia and in Brussels. The sixty active members receive, collect, sort, repair, recycle and resell products to which they give again life (textile, cumbersome, electrical equipment and electronic, wood, bicycles, waste of construction, green wastes, services industrial or cartridges of printers).

Localisation: Wallonia (BE)

Summary

The Marshall Plan 4.0 (2015-2019) which follows the Marshall Plan 2.Green (2009-2014) is the economic redeployment program for Wallonia. It intend to refocus the priorities of this economic restructuring program around the digital economy and circular economy. The Marshall Plan 4.0 develops a transverse axis dedicated to the circular economy as part of the Competitiveness Cluster Policy, with a specific focus on SMEs, and in collaboration with relevant actors. This focuses on the joint use of material flows and energy.
Circular economy is also integrated throughout different plans and current policies, among which:
– Regional policy statement 2014–2019
– Walloon Smart Specialization Strategy
– 2nd Walloon Sustainable Development strategy (draft)

Reuse and preparing for reuse of construction material by Rotor

Categories: Construction Material, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Environment administration)

Main partners:

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

On a practical level, Rotor, a collective of architects and engineers, handles the conception and realization of design and architectural projects. On a theoretical level, Rotor develops strategic advices on design, material resources, and waste through research, and reports, organising exhibitions and conferences. Since 2014, the spin-off Rotor Deconstruction has been launched, a company that organizes the dismantling and selling of reusable construction components coming from the insides of large-scale, modern buildings.

Plastic Metal and Drink packaging PMD collection in Flanders

Categories: Paper, Metal, Technical and Research, Plastic, Recycling

Organisation: Flemish government

Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency
  • Interregional Packaging Commission (IVCIE)
  • Fost Plus (EPR organisation for packaging in Belgium) and its members

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

PMD stands for Plastic bottles and flasks, Metal packaging and Drink cartons. These waste streams are collected together in a transparent blue bag. The bags are collected door to door on a two weekly basis, as well as on the civic amenity sites. Afterwards the bags are sorted out in a number of different waste streams and sent to recycling facilities.

Wiener Tafel project on food distribution service

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research

Organisation: Wiener Tafel

Localisation: Vienna (Austria)

Summary

The Wiener Tafel is a food distribution service which was founded in 1999 in Vienna, Austria, following the German example of such as service, Die Tafeln.