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)

Summary

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)

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, Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, 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.

Basque Ecodesign Hub

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Eco Design, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Basque Government (via Ihobe)

Main partners:

Localisation: Bilbao/BAsque Country/Spain

Summary

Located in Bilbao, the Basque Ecodesign Hub is the core of the training activities on ecodesign in the Basque Country. Founded by the Basque Government in collaboration with a number of private and public Basque agents, the hub provides professional trainings on circular economy and ecodesign, as well as support to entrepreneurs.