Urban Regeneration in Prato

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: Municipality of Prato

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Localisation: Prato/Tuscany/Italy

Summary

The City of Prato’s strategy targets the construction sector, aiming at reducing and reusing construction and demolition waste. The City as developed measures to regenerate degraded and marginalised parts of the city with a “5 R” approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Residual treatment), engaging in a number of partnerships at both local and European level. Circular economy in Prato has been integrated in the city’s Strategic Operational Plan, aiming not only at urban regeneration but also at an improvement of social cohesion and community life.

Edible Edinburgh

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: City of Edimburgh Council

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Edible Edinburgh

Localisation: Edinburgh/Scotland/UK

Summary

The city of Edinburgh committed to develop a sustainable food strategy, according to the “Sustainable Edinburgh 2020”, published in 2011. Consequently, Edible Edinburgh was created to support the strategy, and elaborated the Sustainable Food City Plan, that aims at improving the food system for citizens and providing good food products.

Gothenburg food policy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Land use

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Gothenburg

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Localisation: Gothenburg/Sweden

Summary

Since 2009 the City of Gothenburg has promoted a better land use oriented at food production, through organic and urban agriculture.
The municipality developed many activities in 5 focus areas: food production, food consumption, food deliveries and logistics, resource efficiency nutrient circulation and water for food. Specific attention is paid to capitalising on Gothenburg’s large availability of unused land, turning it into a resource for local and organic food production.

Re:Textile

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Region of West Sweden/Sweden; Swedish Society for Nature Conservation; Avfall Sverige

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Localisation: Region of West Sweden/Sweden

Summary

Re:Textile is a Swedish regional initiative which aims to implement circularity in the textile industry, creating business opportunities while using less natural resources. Re:Textile pursues eco-design and new business models in cooperation with stakeholders in the used textiles sector. The project has established a Re:Design Factory and looks forward to the creation of a national sorting centre for textiles.