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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.
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Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS KOMMUNE

Address

Ottiliavej 1
2500 Valby

Denmark

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 582 718,75

Participants (21)

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FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 217 500

CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 1 391 375

COMUNE DI GENOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 830 312,50

AAGE VESTERGAARD LARSEN A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 131 250

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 424 956,25

LETBAEK PLAST AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 117 828,38

DANSK ROTATIONS PLASTIC APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 117 827,50

STADTREINIGUNG HAMBURG AOR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 540 532

HAFENCITY UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 315 625

HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 298 750

CONSIST ITU ENVIRONMENTAL SOFTWARE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 481 250

AURUBIS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 83 562,50

VALORSUL - VALORIZACAO E TRATAMENTO DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS DAS REGIOES DE LISSBOA E DO OESTE S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 79 625

DARIACORDAR ASSOCIACAO PARA A RECUPERACAO DE DESPERDICIO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 354 125

Quercus - Associação nacional de Conservação da natureza

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 11 250

ASSOCIACAO DA HOTELARIA RESTAURACAO E SIMILARES DE PORTUGAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 5 625

AZIENDA MULTISERVIZI E D'IGIENE URBANA GENOVA S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 587 475

ECOLEGNO GENOVA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 196 350

TECNOLOGIE INNOVATIVE PER IL CONTROLLO AMBIENTALE E LO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 498 750

ACTIVE CELLS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 199 150

ADDAPTCREATIVE LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 259 131,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689157

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 350 961,25

  • EU contribution

    € 9 724 969,13

Coordinated by:

KOBENHAVNS KOMMUNE

Denmark