Re:Textile

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, 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

Main partners:

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.

Koopera Reusing Centre

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Paper, Legal, Economic, Metal, Eco Consumption, Glass, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Red Social Koopera Gizarte Sarea

Main partners:

Localisation: Basque Country/Spain

Summary

Koopera Reusing Centre is the first comprehensive state plan in Spain for the collection and reuse of different kinds of goods, from clothes to books and appliances, envisioning zero waste together with social inclusion. Goods get collected, prepared for reuse and sold in the Koopera stores for an accessible price. In the Basque Country, a voice-recognition system has been implemented for the sorting of waste.

Flexible fee for selective waste collection in Bergen

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Plastic

Organisation: BIR AS

Localisation: Bergen/Norway

Summary

A flexible fee model for selective waste collection was introduced in Bergen and 8 surrounding municipalities with the aim to reduce the overall amount of waste generated by households by rewarding customers for considering the environment and optimising selective collection. This initiative proved to be effective in reducing the total residual waste.

Scottish Circular Economy Investment Fund

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Eco Production, Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Tags: business support

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland administers an £18million Circular Economy Investment Fund, which provides grant funding to small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to:
• Explore markets for new circular economy products;
• Commercialise innovative business models for new circular economy products and services;
• Develop innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy.