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, 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.

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.

Mobile waste collection points in Ibiza

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Recycling, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Land use, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Island Council of Ibiza

Main partners:

Ca Na Negreta, S.A.

Localisation: Ibiza/Balearic Islands/Spain

Summary

Mobile waste collection points were implemented in Ibiza with the purpose to combine an efficient selective collection system with a low visual and spatial impact of waste management in the urban heritage area. The Mobile Clean Points are waste collection vehicles adapted to be used by citizens, collecting different types of waste in various locations on the island.

Circular public procurement at school in Aalborg

Categories: Economic, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Paper, Metal, Plastic, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: City of Aalborg, Department of Environment, Centre for Green Transition

Main partners:

Localisation: City of Aalborg, Denmark

Summary

The City of Aalborg has implemented a circular public procurement of learning environments in the municipal primary schools. The tender provided the framework for how to recycle and repair the furniture to the municipality’s primary schools: instead of investing in brand new furniture and throw the old away, the task was furnishing classrooms with a mix of new, recycled and refurbished furniture.