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Cities Cooperating for Circular Economy

Objective

The overall objective is to minimise the leakage of materials from the linear economy and work towards a circular economy. Specific objectives are to:
• Engage cities, enterprises, citizens and academia in 16 participatory value chain based partnerships to create and develop eco-innovative solutions together.
• Develop 10 viable end-markets by demonstrating new applications for plastic waste, metals (EEE devices), biowaste and wood waste.
• Develop a governance model for cities based on value chain based partnerships.
• Develop decision support tools and assess the actual impact by use of Big Data.
• Ensure replication through the FORCE Academy aiming at enterprises, citizens and policy makers.
The eco-innovative solutions will be demonstrated across four cities (Copenhagen, Hamburg, Lisbon and Genoa) and using the four materials:
Flexible plastics: Recycling and upgrade of 5,000 tonnes of flexible plastic from enterprises and private households will enable virgin material substitution, corresponding to preventing emissions of 12,500 tonnes of CO2.
Metals: Citizens will be mobilised to reclaim an additional 2 kg/capita of WEEE (app. 3,600 tonnes). A communication campaign will reach 100,000 citizens and support at least five SME’s that repair damaged EEE devices so that 10-20% of the collected WEEE can be redistributed.
Wood waste: additional 12,000 tonnes wood waste from urban and mountain areas will be collected. 8-10,000 tonnes of brushwood will be used for compost production, and 14-16,000 tonnes will be processed into wood particles.
Biowaste: around 7,000 tonnes of biowaste from the municipal mixed waste stream will be recovered: 3,000 tonnes coming from restaurants and hotels, and 4,000 tonnes coming from households.

The partnerships will result in the creation of viable eco-innovative market solutions, exploited by the partners. Replication in other cities will be incentivised thus ensuring competitiveness of European Circular Economy and green growth.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/compost
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS KOMMUNE
Address
Ottiliavej 1
2500 Valby
Denmark
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 641 468,75

Participants (21)

FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 874,50
Address
Rathausmarkt 1
20095 Hamburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 1 391 375
Address
Pacos Do Concelho Praca Do Municipio
1100-365 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 830 312,50
Address
Via Garibaldi 9
16124 Genova
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AAGE VESTERGAARD LARSEN A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 131 250
Address
Klostermarken 3
9550 Mariager
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 424 956,25
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
LETBAEK PLAST AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 117 828,38
Address
Hornevej 18
6862 Tistrup
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANSK ROTATIONS PLASTIC APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 117 827,50
Address
Kalvehave Havnevej 3
4771 Kalvehave
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STADTREINIGUNG HAMBURG AOR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 344 033,38
Address
Bullerdeich 19
20537 Hamburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HAFENCITY UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 315 625
Address
Henning-voscherau-platz 1
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 298 750
Address
Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIST ITU ENVIRONMENTAL SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 481 250
Address
Jakobikirchhof 8
20095 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AURUBIS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 83 562,50
Address
Hovestrasse 50
20539 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALORSUL - VALORIZACAO E TRATAMENTO DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS DAS REGIOES DE LISSBOA E DO OESTE S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 79 625
Address
Plataforma Ribeirinha Da Cp Estacao De Mercadorias Da Bobadela
2695 709 Loures
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DARIACORDAR ASSOCIACAO PARA A RECUPERACAO DE DESPERDICIO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 354 125
Address
Rua Adriano Correia De Oliveira 4A Oeiras
1600 312 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Quercus - Associação nacional de Conservação da natureza
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 11 250
Address
Centro Associativo Do Calhau Bairro Do Calhau
1500 045 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIACAO DA HOTELARIA RESTAURACAO E SIMILARES DE PORTUGAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 5 625
Address
Av Duque De Avila 75
1049 011 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
AZIENDA MULTISERVIZI E D'IGIENE URBANA GENOVA S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 658 724,60
Address
Via Gabriele D' Annunzio 27
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLEGNO GENOVA SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 125 100,40
Address
Via N. Lorenzi 25
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNOLOGIE INNOVATIVE PER IL CONTROLLO AMBIENTALE E LO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 554 874,74
Address
Via Fiasella 3/16
16121 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACTIVE CELLS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 199 150
Address
Via Dei Reggio 2
16155 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADDAPTCREATIVE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 315 380,63
Address
Rua Das Faias 13 Atelier
2725 305 Mem Martins
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)