Life cycle approach by dairy farmers in Drenthe

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Recycling, Biogenic fraction, Energy, Water, Land use, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: Province of Drenthe

Main partners:

  • Waterboard Hunze en Aa’s
  • Boerenverstand
  • ETC
  • DSM
  • LTO-noord
  • NMFD

Localisation: Drenthe/Netherlands


A series of sustainable dairy farm projects have been implemented in the Province of Drenthe. The activities were carried out with a “life cycle approach”, aiming to support farmers in optimizing their farming system. Nutrient recycling and improving soil biodiversity were key to the approach.

Urban Regeneration in Prato

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Construction Material, Land use

Organisation: Municipality of Prato

Main partners:

Localisation: Prato/Tuscany/Italy


The City of Prato’s strategy targets the construction sector, aiming at reducing and reusing construction and demolition waste. The City as developed measures to regenerate degraded and marginalised parts of the city with a “5 R” approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Residual treatment), engaging in a number of partnerships at both local and European level. Circular economy in Prato has been integrated in the city’s Strategic Operational Plan, aiming not only at urban regeneration but also at an improvement of social cohesion and community life.

Gothenburg food policy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Biogenic fraction, Land use

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Gothenburg

Main partners:

Localisation: Gothenburg/Sweden


Since 2009 the City of Gothenburg has promoted a better land use oriented at food production, through organic and urban agriculture.
The municipality developed many activities in 5 focus areas: food production, food consumption, food deliveries and logistics, resource efficiency nutrient circulation and water for food. Specific attention is paid to capitalising on Gothenburg’s large availability of unused land, turning it into a resource for local and organic food production.

Mobile waste collection points in Mallorca

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Recycling, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Land use

Organisation: Palma City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Palma de Mallorca/Balearic Islands/Spain


This practice was developed as an alternative to conventional waste bins in those areas where there is not enough space to place them and where these must be well-integrated due to the environment where they are located. The municipality of Palma implemented mobile collection points, a system thanks to which the bins can be removed from the street after the collection hours and put back in place on a daily basis.