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22 September 2020

The Green City Accord is about to launch!

Mark your calendars: The Green City Accord, a new movement of Mayors for the environment initiated by the European Commission, is ready to be launched during a high-level event at the European Week of Regions and Cities, taking place on 22 October 2020 from 11:30 to 13:00. Speakers at the launch ev...

10 September 2020

Kadikoy supports local producers and waste-free living

ICLEI Member Kadikoy (İstanbul, Turkey) has recently launched a new initiative titled the “Waste-Free Shop” as part of its zero waste movement. The initiative was launched on World Environment Day 2020, in order to minimise waste generation in the city, while supporting local, sustainab...

8 September 2020

A new toolkit shows cities how to reduce their waste or use waste as a resource

A new toolkit launched by the European Green Capital Network (EGCN) contains tips, guidance and inspiring stories from experts, to encourage cities to transition to a circular economy and improve waste prevention practices. From cycling compost heaps to showing packaging producers where their rubbis...

24 June 2020

Alba Iulia works on building a circular economy for plastics

ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania), known as the birthplace of the modern Romanian state, is lauching a new initiative on 1 July focused on plastic packaging collection, waste transport with optical sorting technologies, and the production of added-value products made out of recycled polymers. This ...

26 February 2020

New municipalities join ICLEI Europe’s network of committed members

ICLEI Europe’s network of local governments committed to sustainability continues to grow. The newest members are Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council (United Kingdom), and Karşıyaka Municipality (Turkey). Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council is the local authority for t...

18 February 2020

Sharing innovations in plastics for a circular economy

Since May 2017, the EU-funded project CIRC-PACK has been working to contribute to reducing the footprint of plastic packaging. Through the project, three solutions have been implemented and tested, and their impacts analysed. On 17 March, the project will share its findings, outcomes and results wit...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...

28 January 2020

Raw materials and circular societies prize now accepting applications

New business models that foster repairing, reuse, and sharing are an essential part of the circular economy, specifically in European cities, where on one hand most of the material- and energy throughput occurs, and on the other, innovative solutions can be best rolled out. Recognising this, the Ra...

29 October 2019

ICLEI encourages the transformation to a circular economy

The critical role of local and regional governments to achieve a transition to a circular economy is the backbone of CityLoops, a new EU-funded project coordinated by ICLEI Europe. Political representatives from most of the cities involved in the project – Høje-Taastrup, Roskilde and t...