Better than new, a repair and reuse campaign in Tiana

Categories: Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Environmental Authority of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (EMA-AMB)

Main partners:

  • Catalan Waste Agency (ARC)

Localisation: Tiana (Spain)


The entity’s “Better than new, 100% Old Campaign” made proposals for change aimed at the most sensitive citizens. The campaign encourages repair and reuse with a view to extending the useful life of the products along different routes: repairer network in districts, second hand and exchange markets, specific repair workshops, etc. (2010)

Renovation of the ex INPS building in Genoa

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Economic, Metal, Eco Consumption, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Energy, Recycling, Wood

Tags: procurement

Organisation: State Property Office

Localisation: Region Liguria


This good practices factsheet concerns the renovation of the ex-INPS building (the Italian National Social Security Institution), including the reduction of total energy needs of the building, an improvement in the environmental quality of the interior and the use of recycled materials during the construction phase.

Surrey reuse network

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Surrey County Council (SCC)

Main partners:

Localisation: Surrey (United Kingdom)


The aim of the Surrey Reuse Network (SRN) is to increase furniture reuse across the Surrey county and reduce the volume sent to landfill. More specifically, Surrey County Council (SCC) seeks to (1) enable the 5 networks of Furniture Reuse Organisations (FROs) to work as a county-wide network, delivering coordinated services that would optimise reuse and provide a consistent, high-quality service for residents; (2) build the capacity of individual FROs to handle greater volumes of furniture and white goods; and (3) raise public awareness of the potential for re-use and increase access to it.

Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

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

Organisation: Amsterdam Municipality

Main partners:

With the support of:

With the financial support of:

Localisation: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


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.