circular economy

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publication date: 22-11-2017

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Circular cities: outcomes from the EUROCITIES conference 2017

The EUROCITIES Conference 2017 showcased many amazing examples of the circular economy in action in our cities, and demonstrated the energy and commitment to move forwards. We have been doing our best in the past month to share these efforts widely.

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publication date: 20-11-2017

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publication date: 20-11-2017

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publication date: 20-11-2017

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Climate stakes: cities transitioning to a circular economy

Reducing the pressure on natural resources is an urgent environmental necessity, as highlighted at the Bonn climate conference. City authorities hold a key playing card in this fight and are leading efforts on the ground to make the transition to a more climate friendly economy. The EUROCITIES conference, gathering 100 politicians and 400 urban experts in Ljubljana this week, focussed on the role of cities in leading this fight by transitioning to a circular economy.

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publication date: 17-11-2017

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EUROCITIES Awards presented for excellence in circular economy

The three winners of the 2017 EUROCITIES awards were announced yesterday at a ceremony in Ljubljana.

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publication date: 17-11-2017

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Statement: Towards circular cities

Statement: Towards circular cities

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publication date: 17-11-2017

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Cities in action: Almere - from aquatic plant to paper and bench

Almere has turned a local crisis into an economic opportunity by developing a novel way of reusing the city lake’s over-abundant aquatic plants. Its novel solution uses this unwanted raw material to make paper and furniture, creating a closed-loop waste system that also improves recreational use of the lake and reduces its management and maintenance costs.

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publication date: 16-11-2017

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publication date: 16-11-2017

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Cities in action: Brussels Capital Region: ‘Be circular – be Brussels – call for projects for enterprises’

‘Be Circular Be Brussels’ is designed to support entrepreneurs and businesses in Brussels in innovative projects that integrate circular economy concepts while also creating local jobs. Following the first call 85 project ideas were received, of which 41 were funded, creating 30 jobs. The projects included an online platform that aims to mutualise goods with a low rate of use within a community of members, as well as a service that aims to collect and resell hardware and technological...

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publication date: 16-11-2017

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publication date: 16-11-2017

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Cities in action: Gothenburg's ‘Smart map’

The smart map is a digital map based on the participation of local inhabitants and a public partnership. Developed in 2016, it promotes a sustainable lifestyle by encouraging citizens to find alternatives to consumption, such as sharing or lending. Through several public ‘map jam events’ local initiatives helped to give shape to the project, which now shows around 100 organisations. It is a continuously evolving map, to which any citizen or organisation can propose new initiatives.

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publication date: 16-11-2017

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publication date: 16-11-2017

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Cities in action: Munich's Halle 2

What do you do with your used products? Have you heard of upscaling? Repair cafés? Munich’s Halle 2 is a public second hand store that offers citizens affordable used products. By selling goods that are collected at 12 recycling centres in the city, Halle 2 extends the lifespan of useful everyday items. This ‘re-use lab’ actively supports sustainable lifestyles and works with Munich’s citizens to offer them ways to be more environmentally and resource friendly in daily life.

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publication date: 16-11-2017

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publication date: 16-11-2017