Koopera Reusing Centre

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

Alelyckan Reuse Park

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Gothenburg municipality

Main partners:

Local thrift shops (1 of them being owned by the municipality)

Localisation: Gothenburg /Sweden

Summary

Combining civic amenity sites with reuse is one of the possibilities to increase the collected quantities for re-use. This has been done for many years in the Alelyckan Reuse Park in Gothenburg (Sweden), where inhabitants are invited to donate the products they bring before disposing of them in the different recycling containers. The originality of this reuse park is to include a thrift shop, a workshop for renovating furniture and bicycles, and a store for used building materials like windows, closets, tiles, etc. in addition to a traditional civic amenity site. About 5% of the brought items are reused.

Mobile waste collection points in Ibiza

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Island Council of Ibiza

Main partners:

Ca Na Negreta, S.A.

Localisation: Ibiza/Balearic Islands/Spain

Summary

Mobile waste collection points were implemented in Ibiza with the purpose to combine an efficient selective collection system with a low visual and spatial impact of waste management in the urban heritage area. The Mobile Clean Points are waste collection vehicles adapted to be used by citizens, collecting different types of waste in various locations on the island.

Vera Park industrial park and clusters

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

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

Main partners:

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.