Life cycle approach by dairy farmers in Drenthe

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Recycling, Biogenic fraction, Energy, Water, Land use, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: Province of Drenthe

Main partners:

  • Waterboard Hunze en Aa’s
  • Boerenverstand
  • ETC
  • DSM
  • LTO-noord
  • NMFD

Localisation: Drenthe/Netherlands

Summary

A series of sustainable dairy farm projects have been implemented in the Province of Drenthe. The activities were carried out with a “life cycle approach”, aiming to support farmers in optimizing their farming system. Nutrient recycling and improving soil biodiversity were key to the approach.

Resource Efficient Scotland service

Categories: Communication and Education, Eco Consumption, Recycling, Energy, Water

Tags: resource efficiency

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland supports businesses to improve their resource efficiency through the Resource Efficient Scotland service. This service, delivered through different pathways, helps to meet environmental objectives while improving business productivity, competitiveness and business resilience. Since its launch, over 3,500 businesses were helped, with one-to-one support identifying savings totalling £42million.

Bristol food policy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Economic, Communication and Education, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Recycling, Collaborative Economy, Biogenic fraction, Energy, Water

Organisation: Bristol City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Bristol / South West England / UK

Summary

Building on local food activism since the 1970s, the Bristol Food Policy Council (FPC) was created in 2011 to provide a focused group of committed people from different parts of the food system who could use their influence and networks to put food onto the City agenda and keep it there. The Food Policy Council defines its aim as ‘Good food for everyone, by which we mean food that is not just tasty, healthy and affordable, but also good for nature, good for workers, good for animal welfare and good for local businesses.’ Since 2011 the FPC has in particular worked with multiple stakeholders to create ‘A Good Food Plan for Bristol’ (2013) leading to a detailed Food Action Plan for the City (2015), inclusion of food as a theme for the Bristol Green Capital Partnership (comprising 800 organisations). The work is continually evolving, and the FPC has now helped create, along with other groups, an overarching Bristol Good Food Alliance to foster coordination and shared support for Bristol’s food movement. The underlying principles relate to health, social justice and care of the ecological world.

Vera Park industrial park and clusters

Categories: Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Eco Production, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Energy, Water, EEE, Wood

Organisation: -Vinnova (National development agency) -NSR (North-west-Scania waste management company) -Sustainable Business Hub

Main partners:

Localisation: Helsinborg, Sweden

Summary

Vera Park serves as an industrial park and test bed from a waste and recycling perspective near Helsinborg, Sweden. A test bed is another name for the trial site for various research projects carried out in reality. Vera Park gathers a wide range of companies working in synergies. The close ties to industry and academy provide unique knowledge that is taught at the Vera Park Academy.