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, Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, 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.

Koopera Reusing Centre

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Collaborative Economy, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Wood

Organisation: Red Social Koopera Gizarte Sarea

Main partners:

Localisation: Basque Country/Spain

Summary

Koopera Reusing Centre is the first comprehensive state plan in Spain for the collection and reuse of different kinds of goods, from clothes to books and appliances, envisioning zero waste together with social inclusion. Goods get collected, prepared for reuse and sold in the Koopera stores for an accessible price. In the Basque Country, a voice-recognition system has been implemented for the sorting of waste.

Alelyckan Reuse Park

Categories: Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Paper, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Gothenburg municipality

Main partners:

Local thrift shops (1 of them being owned by the municipality)

Localisation: Gothenburg /Sweden

Summary

Combining civic amenity sites with reuse is one of the possibilities to increase the collected quantities for re-use. This has been done for many years in the Alelyckan Reuse Park in Gothenburg (Sweden), where inhabitants are invited to donate the products they bring before disposing of them in the different recycling containers. The originality of this reuse park is to include a thrift shop, a workshop for renovating furniture and bicycles, and a store for used building materials like windows, closets, tiles, etc. in addition to a traditional civic amenity site. About 5% of the brought items are reused.