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

Scotland strategy for circular economy

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

Organisation: 1) The Scottish Government; 2)Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Scottish Government agencies including

Financial support of:

  • European Regional Development funds

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) was a programme set up in 2010 to support the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan. In 2014, ZWS became an independent not-for-profit company, funded by the Scottish Government to deliver circular economy and low carbon policy priorities. Scotland has realised the benefits of being a frontrunner in waste reduction and the government has consistently supported local authorities to drive up recycling rates. This ambition for a Zero Waste society evolved into strong support for a Circular Economy.