City of HelsingborgInterreg Circ NSR Helsingborg Sweden
4 pilots in the region of Helsingborg
The project will test in a number of pilots what promotes the development of circular economy, both practical solutions and control models. The pilots are linked to the upcoming international city fair in Helsingborg, H22. https://h22.se/
House of Resources
In the new part of the City, the Ocean harbor, we test to collect a new way to collect residual resources, to take care of the delivery of e-commerce and food delivery as well as various mobility solutions at the neighborhood level. We do it in a way that can increase social interaction in the neighborhood. In this way, we can increase the quality of life and streamline the transports in the area. In the project we have worked with together with 7-10 different companies and organizations to find a sustainable business concept that could work in the long haul. The concept was tested at the City Expo H22 in the summer of 2022 in Helsingborg. We built up a testbed called The House of Resources in form of a 150 m2 tent, and for five full weeks we asked the visitors of their opinions. About had about 7000 visitors, and collected over 200 written ideas.
A mobility house will be built in 2024 in the Ocean harbor, and in one part of it the House of Resources can move in.
RecoLab in English
RecoLab is a new building at the Öresund treatment plant in the Ocean harbor area. At Reco Lab we have built a completely new operating facility that will receive the three sewage streams in the unique source-sorting sewage system, which is being built in the Ocean harbor. This operation is a step towards better circular and local nutrient and water recycling. Next to the operating facility, a test bed and a showroom has been built - together the three units form a unique recovery lab. The Interreg project will fund the English exhibition material, so that knowledge of the unique three-pipe system can spread to many different actors in the EU and the world. The show room and the exhibition at RecoLab was a very active part of the H22 City Expo in the summer 2022. RecoLab had both international and national study visits, and this activity will continue. In the summer of 2022 RecoLab won the Global waste water prize.
Get the circular economy going in Helsingborg
The city of Helsingborg has worked with two other pilots or governance processes within the Interreg project. The main one is called the Actionplan for circular and sharing economy and the other one is the citys part of the Regional waste management plan. These processes are a collaboration between different departments and public companies.
Among other things, we have developed acitivity packages to kick-start the circular economy in these two processes 1.For the residents, 2. Through public procurement, and 3. By improving collection systems.
Different actors had to agree to these packages even as they have different incentives and business models. There has been a need for governance skills and an understanding of different perspectives in these two pilots.
Christina Zoric Persson, projectleader in the City of Helsingborg. email@example.com
The City of Helsingborg coordinates and facilitates between local, regional and internationell levels.
Åsa Berglund, project coordinator in the Ciyty of Helsingborg. firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic expert in circular economy at Lund university in Helsingborg
Through the experiences of the various pilots and from previous EU projects, common aspects will be highlighted in terms of directing, leading, and influencing in order to promote circular solutions. The experience will be developed into a common Toolbox, which will be available online. The work is led by Roskilde University, Hamburg's World Economics Institute (HWWI) and Lund University, but also involves other partners in the project.
Hervé Corvellec, Professor Servicemanagement Campus Helsingborg, Lunds universitet. email@example.com
The project members will meet once every six months, in April and October. Then there are opportunities for a couple of other stakeholders to follow as well. We will send out expressions of interest when the time comes!
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Please get in touch with Christina Zoric Persson, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 42 103650