Circular economy strategy of Glasgow

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, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

Main partners:

  • Zero Waste Scotland
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Circle Economy

Localisation: Glasgow (UK)

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) was a programme set up in 2010 to support the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan. In 2014, ZWS became an independent not-for-profit company, funded by the Scottish Government to deliver circular economy and low carbon policy priorities. Scotland has realised the benefits of being a frontrunner in waste reduction and the government has consistently supported local authorities to drive up recycling rates. This ambition for a Zero Waste society evolved into strong support for a Circular Economy.

Pays de la Loire – Regional strategy for 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: Pays de la Loire Region (Main remits : Transports, infrastructures including high schools, energy, and environment)

Main partners:

  • ADEME Pays de la Loire (French national agency in charge of environmental and energy affairs)
  • DREAL Pays de la Loire (French State representatives in Pays de la Loire in charge of environment, land use and planning and dwelling)
  • RESECO (regional sustainable public purchasing network)
  • Ruptur
  • CERC (regional economic cell for constrution in Pays de la Loire)
  • Comité 21
  • Chambres consulaires: CCIR (commerce and industry), CRA (agriculture), CMAR (craftmanshift)

Localisation: Pays de la Loire (FR)

Summary

In October 2019 the Pays de la Loire region adopted a regional action plan on circular economy, based on 4 axes: framework for transition to circular economy, support to regional and local stakeholders, actions in specific sectors that are strategic for the region, and be an actor of change.

Arctic innovations in Lapland

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