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From waste to resources: Genoa looks ahead to a circular economy

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Italy

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Genoa set itself an objective to close the loop on waste materials by taking advantage of treatment plants in the city's immediate vicinity. By adopting a long-term and territorially integrated approach, the city intends to achieve higher recycling rates within five years and strengthen the circular economy locally.

Utrecht used recycled asphalt for the Cremerstraat cycle lane to reduce resource input

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Netherlands

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Utrecht, one of the four biggest cities in the Netherlands, aims to be climate neutral in 2030 and to reach a fully circular economy by 2050. In a shorter term, Utrecht is committed to increasing its share of circular procurement from 4% of the annual spend in 2016 to 10% by 2020. Utrecht’s sustainable vision is also reflected in its aspiration to become the most bike-friendly city in the world.

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.

Munich develops a secondhand store to kickstart its local circular economy

Munich has taken its ambitious waste reduction strategy to the next level by developing an innovative reuse lab and shop concept. Its Halle 2 municipal secondhand store not only enables citizens to take responsibility for living more sustainably, it also provides opportunities for job creation, educational programmes and voluntary activities.

Dusseldorf is moving towards sustainable procurement with recycled office paper

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Germany

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As a densely populated and economically powerful urban area, the city of Dusseldorf recognised the challenge of climate change early on and initiated a process of low carbon and zero waste strategy development.

Amsterdam is going Circular smartly with 'learning by doing'

In 2015, Amsterdam commissioned an in-depth study on the potential of a circular economy. The project was the first large-scale research study in the world that uses the ‘city circle scan’ methodology. The scan identifies the areas in which the most significant, tangible progress in realising a circular economy can be achieved.

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.

Do we have waste in 2030? - The role of municipalities in the transition to a circular economy

The purpose of the project has been to highlight the possibilities the municipalities and regions have to accommodate a more circular economy in the future.

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.

Boosting the Circular Economy through public procurement

Circular concepts promoted by Catalan Public Procurement

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Spain

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The Catalan Government considers that public procurement should be used as an instrument to support strategic policies in the transition towards CE. 

Alternatives to single-use plastic bags in Morocco

Moroccan women producing durable by reusing other single-use bags

SCP/RAC promotes an action in Morocco to support the country in transitioning from single-use plastic bags to other green means.

From construction waste to construction material: progressive recycled wood stone

Some end-use application of the wood stone manufactured by Destaclean®

Destaclean® Puukivi (Wood stone) is a progressive recycled material, of which the prepared products are ecological, lightweight, durable and easy to machine. The resulting wood stone is a composite of pure recycled wood fibre, rock minerals, cement and water.

ELIPSE : le référentiel pour l'évaluation des performances des démarches d'écologie industrielle et territoriale (EIT)

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France

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Le référentiel ELIPSE est un outil qui permet d’assurer l’évaluation et le suivi des démarches d’écologie industrielle et territoriale (EIT).

36 Circular Economy Demonstration Projects in the Basque Country

The Circular Economy Demonstration Projects programme was launched in 2014 and has been repeated yearly, having developed 36 projects by 2016.

Circular economy, a holistic approach towards low-carbon Alpine cities

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Slovenia

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Cities and regions in Alpine Space have mainly set their low-carbon objectives and adopted relevant strategies in energy, mobility, construction aso. The project GREENCYCLE aims to introduce the system of circular economy as a holistic approach to support implementation of low-carbon strategies and provide additional 2-4 % greenhouse emission reduction to the partner cities.

Light as a service: green performance economy in Schiphol Airport

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In one of its terminals, Schiphol Airport runs the project "Light as a service" whereby it pays for the light produced, while its two partners Philips and Cofely remain the owners of the lamps and fittings.

Thanks to this innovative partnership, maintenance costs are reduced and recyclability and reusability of the lighting and framing guaranteed.

Household organic waste and small plants: door to door collection solves the composting dilemma for inhabitants in Milan

The door to door households organic waste collection plan was first introduced in November 2012 in one quarter of the city of Milan and then was extended to the whole city in June 2014. Collection frequency is twice a week.The aim of the separate collection of food waste is to divert this material from incineration and to send it to AD for production of biogas and good quality compost.

Three pilot colleges in the Lozere Department eradicate food waste from the menu

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France

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At the end of year 2014 the Lozere Department engaged in a territorial plan of waste prevention.

Among the different actions, the Department has implemented an action in three pilot colleges to fight food waste in the canteens. The ambitious and transversal program involved actors at all levels in the college: Director, Manager, kitchen team, teachers, students and their parents.

Green procurement: white aggregates in road resurfacing sparks up incentive for recycling

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Germany

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In Hamburg, green public procurement principles are included in the City's overarching procurement policy. Additional environmental contract requirements are imposed by the City.

Hamburg has taken a significant step forward to encourage an increase of recycling rates in construction materials by establishing an online exchange for soil, debris and construction materials.

Genoa’s municipal pharmacies: collecting unused pharmaceuticals for those who need them

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The Farmacie Comunali of the city of Genoa, in partnership with the Associazione Gigi Ghirotti, organises the collection of unused pharmaceuticals to provide for the needs of those who would otherwise struggle to afford them. Through this project, Genoa's eight Farmacie Comunali distribute these "reused" pharmaceutical products.

Recycling batteries now available at your nearest post office (Lithuania)

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Lithuania

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Lithuania Post is encouraging residents to pay special attention to waste batteries containing hazardous materials (lead, cadmium, mercury etc.) that may contaminate groundwater and damage the environment and human health.

Greenlab: 'accelerating' green business in Brussels

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Belgium

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GreenLab (previously BSE Academy) has been created to develop environmental markets in the Brussels-Capital Region and create jobs of all kinds.

From strategy to financing: comprehensive guidelines for green start-ups

The Guidelines for green start-ups provide an overview of the most relevant areas and issues for green entrepreneurs in order to facilitate the transition towards a climate-friendly economy, by avoiding the irreparable losses involved in unsustainable consumption and production. There is an overview of main barriers, key opportunities and financial instruments available.

Digging gold from trash: ProSUM, a centralised database for critical secondary raw materials

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Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Until now, the data on CRMs has been produced by a variety of actors and lies scattered in different databases, formats and reports which makes it difficult to compare or aggregate. The ProSUM project - Latin for ‘I am useful’ - aims at producing the EU Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform (EU-UMKDP) providing user friendly, seamless access to data and intelligence on mineral resources from extraction to end of life products. The project will be addressed to a wide range of end-users, including the recycling industry, producers and producer compliance schemes, and policy makers.

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