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, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, 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.

Green Public Procurement in Sardinia

Categories: Legal, Economic, Communication and Education, Eco Consumption, Collaborative Economy, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Other Fractions

Tags: procurement

Organisation: Autonomous Region of Sardinia – Environmental Department

Main partners:

  • SASI – Servizio Sostenibilità Ambientale  e Sistema Informativo (Environmental Sustainability Information System)

Localisation: Autonomous Region of Sardinia/Italy

Summary

The Autonomous Region of Sardinia, first Italian region to introduce its own regional strategy for green purchases, developed a new regional plan for Green Public Procurement (GPP). The main policy strategy is the PAPERS, a regional plan, containing objectives and actions to implement green and social criteria for public procurement also within the Operational Programme European Regional Development Fund (OP ERDF) 2014-2020.

Koopera Reusing Centre

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Collaborative Economy, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Wood

Organisation: Red Social Koopera Gizarte Sarea

Main partners:

Localisation: Basque Country/Spain

Summary

Koopera Reusing Centre is the first comprehensive state plan in Spain for the collection and reuse of different kinds of goods, from clothes to books and appliances, envisioning zero waste together with social inclusion. Goods get collected, prepared for reuse and sold in the Koopera stores for an accessible price. In the Basque Country, a voice-recognition system has been implemented for the sorting of waste.

Alelyckan Reuse Park

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

Organisation: Gothenburg municipality

Main partners:

Local thrift shops (1 of them being owned by the municipality)

Localisation: Gothenburg /Sweden

Summary

Combining civic amenity sites with reuse is one of the possibilities to increase the collected quantities for re-use. This has been done for many years in the Alelyckan Reuse Park in Gothenburg (Sweden), where inhabitants are invited to donate the products they bring before disposing of them in the different recycling containers. The originality of this reuse park is to include a thrift shop, a workshop for renovating furniture and bicycles, and a store for used building materials like windows, closets, tiles, etc. in addition to a traditional civic amenity site. About 5% of the brought items are reused.