Vera Park industrial park and clusters

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Communication and Education, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Recycling, Water, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: -Vinnova (National development agency) -NSR (North-west-Scania waste management company) -Sustainable Business Hub

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Localisation: Helsinborg, Sweden

Summary

Vera Park serves as an industrial park and test bed from a waste and recycling perspective near Helsinborg, Sweden. A test bed is another name for the trial site for various research projects carried out in reality. Vera Park gathers a wide range of companies working in synergies. The close ties to industry and academy provide unique knowledge that is taught at the Vera Park Academy.

Circular public procurement at school in Aalborg

Categories: Paper, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: City of Aalborg, Department of Environment, Centre for Green Transition

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Localisation: City of Aalborg, Denmark

Summary

The City of Aalborg has implemented a circular public procurement of learning environments in the municipal primary schools. The tender provided the framework for how to recycle and repair the furniture to the municipality's primary schools: instead of investing in brand new furniture and throw the old away, the task was furnishing classrooms with a mix of new, recycled and refurbished furniture.

Wcycle in Maribor

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Water, Recycling, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Wcycle Institute – circular economy cluster of local public utility companies

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Localisation: Maribor (SI)

Summary

The municipality of Maribor is involved in several actions and projects to establish a circularity of waste, recyclables, water and energy, such as the Wcycle project, creating a strategic development model for the city as an urban centre in the field of integrated management of all generated waste, surplus energy, and wastewater.

Active participation in Bologna

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Land use, Other bulky items, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Bologna Municipal Authority

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Localisation: Bologna (IT)

Summary

Bologna Municipal Authority’s Register for Active Participation (Registro Cittadinanza Attiva del Comune di Bologna) represents an excellent example of governance structures and new legal frameworks aimed at fostering circular economy initiatives. The municipal authority has approved several circular economy projects within the framework of Bologna’s Regulations for the Care and Regeneration of Urban Public Property that was adopted by the Municipal Authority in 2014. One example is the association REUSE WITH LOVE, which is registered on the list for active participation in Bologna, with its two projects REUSE WITH LOVE and REUSE FOR GOOD.