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, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Metal, Glass, Material fractions, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Land use, 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.

Circular economy approach of Lombardy region

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy, Resources, Construction Material

Organisation: 1) - Regione Lombardia; 2) ARPA Lombardia

Main partners:

  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Assolombarda

Localisation: Lombardia (IT)

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.

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, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, 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.

The Mienskipsgreen project

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

Organisation: Friesland Region

Localisation: Friesland (the Netherlands)

Summary

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.