The Mienskipsgreen project

Categories: Waste Prevention, Recycling, Biogenic fraction, Energy, Biodiversity

Organisation: Friesland Region

Localisation: Friesland (the Netherlands)


The Mienskipsgreen project aims to reach optimal valorisation of biomass stocks in the region to generate societal and ecological prosperity. Through an integrated approach, the project seeks to demonstrate that a closed biomass cycle is achievable and creates a number of benefits such as increased soil quality, reduced energy consumption and the production of valuable bio-based products.

Resource Wise strategy of the City of Jyväskylä

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Energy, Water

Organisation: City of Jyväskylä

Main partners:

Sitra, Finnish Innovation Fund

Localisation: Jyväskylä (FI)


The City of Jyväskylä implemented a strategy focused on Resource Wisdom “a scalable operating model for cities and regions to create sustainable well-being from a circular and carbon-neutral economy”. The strategy focuses on renewable energy, sustainable transport, waste as a resource, local and healthy food, valuable water and sustainable communities.

Circular economy approach of Lombardy region

Categories: Instruments, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Waste Prevention, Collaborative Economy, Energy

Organisation: Regione Lombardia, ARPA Lombardia

Main partners:

  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Assolombarda

Localisation: Lombardia (Italy)


The Lombardy Region implemented several actions and strategies at regional level to keep the circular economy as central element in the development of its territory. The strategy focuses on a set of regional plans that touch themes such as EU funds, environmental communication, sustainable development, engagement of SMEs, waste management. Furthermore, the Lombardy Region is partner in Eu funded projects, which foster the mainstreaming of the circular economy approach in the development of regional and local policies.

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)


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.