Circular economy approach of Lombardy region

Categories: Instruments, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Waste Prevention, Collaborative Economy, Energy

Organisation: Regione Lombardia, ARPA Lombardia

Main partners:

  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Assolombarda

Localisation: Lombardia (Italy)

Summary

The Lombardy Region implemented several actions and strategies at regional level to keep the circular economy as central element in the development of its territory. The strategy focuses on a set of regional plans that touch themes such as EU funds, environmental communication, sustainable development, engagement of SMEs, waste management. Furthermore, the Lombardy Region is partner in Eu funded projects, which foster the mainstreaming of the circular economy approach in the development of regional and local policies.

Paris strategy on circular economy

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

Organisation: City of Paris, Greater Paris Metropolis

Main partners:

  • ADEME – Ile-de-France
  • Orée
  • INEC (National institute on circular economy)

Localisation: Paris (FR)

Summary

In July 2017, ACR+ member the City of Paris adopted a plan for the development of the circular economy on its territory. To ensure this necessary transition to a less resource-intensive economy, the city aims to support the development of businesses that do not generate waste or that avoid the production of waste by offering a second life to objects. The plan is declined in multiannual roadmaps focusing on specific actions, coming in particular from the proposals made in the “white paper for circular economy of Greater Paris Metropolis” adopted in 2015.

Basque Ecodesign Hub

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Eco Design, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Basque Government (via Ihobe)

Main partners:

Localisation: Bilbao/BAsque Country/Spain

Summary

Located in Bilbao, the Basque Ecodesign Hub is the core of the training activities on ecodesign in the Basque Country. Founded by the Basque Government in collaboration with a number of private and public Basque agents, the hub provides professional trainings on circular economy and ecodesign, as well as support to entrepreneurs.

Edible Edinburgh

Categories: Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Collaborative Economy, Biogenic fraction

Organisation: City of Edimburgh Council

Main partners:

Edible Edinburgh

Localisation: Edinburgh/Scotland/UK

Summary

The city of Edinburgh committed to develop a sustainable food strategy, according to the “Sustainable Edinburgh 2020”, published in 2011. Consequently, Edible Edinburgh was created to support the strategy, and elaborated the Sustainable Food City Plan, that aims at improving the food system for citizens and providing good food products.