Arctic innovations in Lapland

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Eco Production, Waste Prevention, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Wood, Other Fractions

Organisation: Regional Council of Lapland

Main partners:

  • Kemin Digipolis Oy
  • Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Localisation: Lapland (FI)

Summary

Circular economy has been implemented in Lapland through industrial symbiosis, in the so-called “arctic way”, creating an ecosystem and investing on the natural resources present in the region. The main site of arctic innovation in Lapland is the Kemi-Tornio sub-region, where a technology park which utilises industries’s byproducts has been developed. The region also hosts the Finnish National Industrial Circular Economy Centre, working on circular economy and bioeconomy at national level.

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, Material fractions, Glass, 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.

Selective collection in the Sardinia region

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Economic, Communication and Education, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic

Organisation: Autonomous Region of Sardinia

Localisation: Sardinia/Italy

Summary

Sardinia managed to achieve a dramatic improvement in its waste management performance becoming one of the best performing islands in the Mediterranean. Focusing on bio-waste separate collection and door-to-door collection, the island reached 60% separate collection in 2016 proving that tourist destinations can achieve high waste management targets.

Re:Textile

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Region of West Sweden/Sweden; Swedish Society for Nature Conservation; Avfall Sverige

Main partners:

Localisation: Region of West Sweden/Sweden

Summary

Re:Textile is a Swedish regional initiative which aims to implement circularity in the textile industry, creating business opportunities while using less natural resources. Re:Textile pursues eco-design and new business models in cooperation with stakeholders in the used textiles sector. The project has established a Re:Design Factory and looks forward to the creation of a national sorting centre for textiles.