Nord-Pas de Calais – Third Industrial Revolution Master Plan

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

Organisation: 1) - Nord-Pas de Calais Region; 2) Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Nord de France Region

Main partners:

  • World Forum Lille – Responsible Economy
  • Nord (“department” – lower administrative regional authority)
  • Pas de Calais (“department” – lower administrative regional authority)
  • Arras (“urban community”)
  • Dunkerque – Grand Littoral (“urban community”)
  • Lille (metropolitan area)
  • European Regional Development Fund in Nord-Pas de Calais

Localisation: Nord-Pas de Calais (FR)


The Master Plan is a strategic document conducted by Jeremy Rifkin and his team to lead the Nord-Pas de Calais Region towards the Third Industrial Revolution. Taking into account the regional specificities, it contains advices about the appropriate policies to apply.

Flanders’ Materials Programme

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

Organisation: 1) Government of Flanders; 2) Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM – coordinator of the Flanders’ Materials Programme)

Main partners:

  • Plan C (Flemish transition network for sustainable materials management)
  • SuMMa (Policy Research Centre on Sustainable Materials Management)
  • EWI (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government)
  • AIO (Innovation & Enterprise Flanders)
  • KB (Public Governance Flanders)
  • FEBEM (Federation of Environmental Companies)
  • Vlaamse Confederatie Bouw (Flemish Construction Federation)
  • essenscia (Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries)
  • Agoria (sectoral federation for the  technology industry)
  • VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research)
  • KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
  • Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Federation of Flemish environmental associations)

Localisation: Flanders (BE)


The Flanders’ Materials Programme brings together the Flemish government, industry, university & research centres, and civil society in order to achieve Flanders’ transition to a circular economy and sustainable materials management.

Kringloopcentra and Bulky waste reuse

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

Organisation: Kringloopcentra

Localisation: Flanders region (Belgium)


The system of Reuse Centres originated in the Netherlands and was imported to Flanders in the early 1990s. Reuse is the second priority in the Flemish waste policy, following prevention.

Furniture Reuse Network

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

Organisation: Furniture Reuse Network

Localisation: United Kingdom


The Furniture Reuse Network is the national body which supports, assists and develops charitable re-use organisations across the UK. FRN does this to reduce poverty by helping households in need access furniture, white goods and other household items at affordable prices. In addition, FRN supports re-use organisations in providing training and work placement opportunities for people who are socially excluded.