The EUROCITIES awards 2017 will showcase projects and actions undertaken by our members to promote and further the circular economy.
As European cities, we are committed to the transition to a more circular economy, where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimised. It is essential to the EU’s efforts to develop a sustainable, low carbon and resource efficient economy, and create better conditions for secondary raw materials. This transition is the opportunity to transform our economy and generate new and sustainable competitive advantages for Europe. City authorities play a crucial role in improving waste management and transforming waste into raw materials for European industry.
LJUBLJANA IS A GOOD ROLE MODEL
European cities have extensive experience in providing sustainable waste management as a service of general interest and are ready to use resource management further to ensure that we maximise the benefits of the circular economy. We integrate resource efficiency measures with economic and social policies, stimulating local job creation. Ljubljana has achieved impressive results over the past 10 years through the implementation of a comprehensive zero waste strategy, which has proven a powerful driver for societal change.
The city’s success is based on: strong political commitment and leadership; sound management; investment in ambitious infrastructure; collaboration with citizens; and an active communications strategy promoting reduction, reuse and responsible consumption to all citizens.
CATEGORIES OF THE AWARD
We are looking for entries in three categories:
- and participation