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Ljubljana turned invasive plants into recycled paper

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Slovenia

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Like many cities, Ljubljana is faced with significant overgrowth of Japanese knotweed, a plant on the list of 100 most invasive non-native species worldwide. Ljubljana teamed up with the Re-generacija collective of young designers and architects focused on issues connected to social and environmental well-being, as well as the University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana, the Pulp and Paper Institute and the public waste management company, Snaga, to prevent excessive overgrowth of the plant and reuse it.

Sfridoo enables manufacturers to purchase and sell industrial scraps

Sfridoo

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Italy

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Sfridoo.com is an Italian B2B publishing platform for purchasing and selling scrap materials. Using sharing economy princples to turn the circular economy into a reality, Sfridoo has already enabled more than 100 businesses to recycle and reuse industrial scraps.

Green Deal Circular Procurement

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Belgium
Commitment Targets
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June 2019

Buyers have committed themselves to successfully completing two circular purchasing projects between June 2017 and June 2019. In practice they will choose 1 or more goals that will guide them towards circular products & services.

These goals are:

- Reduce total amount of materials
- Reduce non-renewable virgin input
- Extend the use/lifetime of products
-Optimize the potential Reuse of products&components
-Optimize the potential Recycling of products& materials

A guide towards a Circular Fashion Industry

Tool circular fashion

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Belgium

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In a circular fashion industry, designers, producers, retailers & consumers are challenged to take the whole life cycle of a garment into account. Circular Flanders and Flanders DC guide you through the principles of this sustainable way of working.

Circular Procurement: Green Deal Circulair Aankopen - Vlaanderen Circulair

Green Deal Circular Procurement

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Belgium

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Together with a number of partner organisations, Circular Flanders and the Government of the Region of Flanders launched the Green Deal for Circular Procurement (GDCP) on 8 June 2017. Some 130 companies, local authorities and non-profit organisations took part in this landmark event. The idea is based on the Dutch 'Green Deal', which has been translated into the Flemish context. The Green Deal has its origin in the policy memorandum and letter Environment. Purchasers are still reluctant in changing their proceedings to allow reuse of -or recycled content in- products and in accepting new 'circular' contracts. With the GDCP Circular Flanders wants to take away the uncertainty and help buyers to change their procurement proceedings. In return the purchasers share their experiences in a learning network and the participants all set up 2 pilots. In the end they will become ambassadors who can inform other purchasers on the financial, social and ecological advantages of CE. Over 200 experiments will prove the success of Circular Procurement.

Vlaanderen Circulair (Circular Flanders)

Logo Vlaanderen Circulair

Circular Flanders is the hub of the Flemish circular economy.

It is a partnership of governments, companies, civil society, and the knowledge community that will take action together. The government of Flanders has set the circular economy as one of the seven transition priorities and appointed the OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders) as the initiator of Circular Flanders. The operational team, which is responsible for the day-to-day operation, is embedded in the OVAM.

The 2017-2018 themes are:

  • the Circular City
  • Circular business strategies
  • Circular Procurement

We will launch and support various projects within these themes, with an emphasis on action and impact in the field.

Clothes are moving fast in fashion retail, but a re-use and recycle scheme keeps hangers in the loop

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Other (Hong Kong)

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Braiform is a global leader in garment hanger reuse. Products are returned to reuse centres where they are sorted, repackaged and distributed back to garment-producing regions, preventing them from ending up in landfill.

Re-use before recycling of laser printer cartridges

Generic refurbishing process of laser printer cartridges

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Germany

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Printer cartridges are seen as a single-use product by printer and cartridge Original Equipment Manufacturers. However, most of today’s printer cartridges fall within the scope of the WEEE-2 directive.

CenBio - Enabling sustainable and cost-efficient bioenergy in Norway

CENBIO - Enabling sustainable and cost-efficient bioenergy in Norway
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Belgium, Other (Norway)

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CenBio - Bioenergy Innovation Centre is one of Norway’s Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research.

Circular Computing - creating a more ethical, sustainable and socially responsible way to buy enterprise IT

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United Kingdom

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Circular Computing exists to create a more ethical, sustainable and socially responsible way to buy enterprise IT

Material offsetting: closing the loop of mobile phones' lifecycle

Scrap phones collected in Ghana. These phones are turned into income and urban mined metals.

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Netherlands

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The social enterprise Closing the Loop (CTL) offers circular telecom services to organizations in Europe - such as ING Bank or the Dutch government – that enable customers to reduce and "offset" the footprint of their telecom policies. We do this by collecting scrap phones in Africa, on behalf of our customers. The positive impact of this collection and recycling is used by our customers to offset the footprint of mobile phones being used in their company.

Dorthe Nielsen

eurocities

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Belgium
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Dorthe Nielsen, policy director at EUROCITIES, is responsible for the overall coordination and delivery of outcomes of the policy work in EUROCITIES. She focuses on sustainable urban mobility, green and smarter cities. She is also in charge of governance related matters, including the urban agenda for the EU and creative citizenship. She previously worked for the Greater London Authority (EU office) and at the Secretariat General of the European Commission. She holds a master degree from the College of Europe (BE) in European politics and a master degree in public administration from the University of Roskilde (DK). A Danish national, she is fluent in English and French.

Michael Kuhndt

Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) logo
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Michael Kuhndt is the Founder and Executive Director of the CSCP with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of international co-operation, development and sustainability.

He managed programs for numerous multinational companies, ministries, European and UN organisations in the fields of: strategy development for sustainable supply chains & circular economy, development / set up for an approach for sustainable consumption, upscaling of sustainable business models, triple bottom line innovation, sustainable finance and policy strategies based on multi-stakeholder.

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