Amsterdam Strategy for Circular Economy

Categories: Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Instruments, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Business models, Paper, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, Resources, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Energy, Communication and Education, Plastic, 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.

Greenlab program for green business in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Construction Material, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Material fractions, Plastic, Energy, Communication and Education, EEE, Water, Product Service Systems, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: hub.brussels (Brussels Agency for Business Support)

Main partners:

Localisation: Brussels Region (Belgium)

Summary

Greenlab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop the circular economy in the Brussels-Capital Region and create sustainable jobs. It is an “accelerator programme” for projects covering various areas in circular economy such as upcycling, renewable energy, economy of service functionality, sustainable food and many others with a focus on projects that have a technological component. hub.brussels takes care of the academy’s day-to-day running: over a six-month period, around 15 business start-ups (of 1-4 people with complementary profiles) receive guidance and support from hub.brussels itself and various experts and coaches. The aim of greenlab is to ensure that by the end of the programme those start-ups have a pilot project tested as well as a business plan and a financial plan in place.

By-products exchange platform in Catalonia

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Plastic, Energy, Water, EEE, Wood, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Agència de Residus de Catalunya (Waste Agency of Catalonia)

Main partners:

Localisation: Catalonia (Spain) (provides service to companies all over Spain)

Summary

In 1991 the first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Waste Agency and the Catalan Chambers was signed, and since then subsequent agreements have been in place to provide the By-product Exchange service with the support of the public administration.

Scotland strategy for circular economy

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Eco Design, Instruments, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Paper, Business models, Eco Production, Legal, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, 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.