Procurement of low environmental impact road maintenance in Fiumicino

Categories: Construction Material, Economic, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Tags: procurement

Organisation: Municipality City of Rome Capital

Localisation: Fiumicino municipality

Summary

This circular economy good practice focuses on the procurement of low environmental impact road maintenance that has been implemented by the Municipality of Fiumicino, with recyled content asphalt, cold laid.

Foodbattle program in municipalities in Gelderland

Categories: Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Other Fractions

Organisation: Apeldoorn; Lochem; Brummen; Provincie Gelderland

Main partners:

Localisation: Province of Gelderland

Summary

During the FoodBattles in Apeldoorn, Lochem, Brummen and Eerbeek it was revealed to be possible to decrease the amount of food waste by 20% in three weeks. The concept of FoodBattle is to raise awareness of both consumers and supermarkets on the measures that can be taken to reduce food waste.

Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

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

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

Main partners:

With the support of:

With the financial support of:

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.

Integrated waste management in Treviso

Categories: Instruments, Eco Production, Legal, Economic, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Material fractions, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Recycling

Organisation: Contarina (public waste management company)

Main partners:

  • Social Cooperatives

Localisation: 50 municipalities within the province of Treviso, in the Veneto region (Italy)

Summary

The Contarina company was created in 1989 to manage waste collection for an increasing number of municipalities (today 50 municipalities) in the province of Treviso. Since 2015, Contarina has also been in charge of the post-mortem landfills after a 2000 decision by the Province of Treviso to close landfills. All this was done according to the systems and directions established by the Priula and Treviso consortia (to become the Consorzio de Bacino Priula in 2014). Subsequently, Contarina’s mandate expanded to include services such as road sweeping and the collection of special and hazardous waste, in addition to the collection and disposal of urban waste. Contarina’s success is based on a curbside collection system with a “pay as you throw” fee: a model that has been thoroughly tried and tested.