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1 Circular economy application to different sectors: wine and ICT SOLEDAD GÓMEZ GONZÁLEZ SUSTAINABILITY TECHNICIAN FUNDACIÓN PATRIMONIO NATURAL DE CASTILLA Y LEÓN BURGOS, 25TH JUNE 2015

2 Fundación Patrimonio Natural de CyL Soledad Gómez González Sustainability Technician Programmes department EU projects Forum on sustainability and R&D PRAE Casas del Parque (visitors centres in protected areas) Aulas del Río (River classrooms) Centros de recuperación de animales silvestres

3 Circular economy the importance THE PROBLEM Linear economy: take-make-use-throw away - Resource scarcity (including water, land and energy) - Energy dependency - Growing population, growing consumption Wrong belief that resources are abundant, available and cheap to dispose of

4 Circular economy the solution? Close the loop and change to a circular economy (re-use, repair, refurbish, recycle (up-cycle), valorization of existing materials and products key concepts). Life cycle Life cycle costs Innovation Source: European Commission, European Ecolabel for consumers webpage

5 Circular economy the EU approach Europe 2020 Strategy resource efficiency agenda EU s Environment Action Programme (VII - to 2020): EU a green, low carbon economy, efficient in the management of resources. EU Circular Economy Strategy foreseen for late 2015 (public consultation at the moment) Objective: to make EU a more competitive and resource-efficient economy compatible with the jobs and growth agenda. Focus on waste necessary to go beyond

6 Cradle to cradle: closing the loop and beyond Source: bluehair blog

7 Cradle to cradle William McDonough Professor Dr. Michael Braungart The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability Designing for Abundance Materials = biological/technical nutrients Use periods Evolution Emphasis on: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy, water stewardship and social fairness

8 Integrated waste management and life cycle assessment in the wine industry: From waste to high-value products LIFE08 ENV/E/ Involvement of wineries stakeholders consultation group - Technical, economic, social and environmental characteristics of wine - Quantification of waste streams - Best Available Techniques & env. Practices (sustainable production) - Added value compounds from wine waste streams pilot plant tests - Environmental label for wine validation of criteria - Strategic Plan for the wine sector in Castilla y León - Communication - Management

9 Added value compounds from wine production waste streams IDENTIFICATION OF HIGH ADDED VALUE COMPOUNDS

10 Added value compounds from wine production waste streams SELECTION OF COMPOUNDS ECONOMIC CRITERIA TECHNICAL CRITERIA ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA IDENTIFICATION OF PRODUCTS SYNTHESIS STRATEGIES ANALYSIS

11 Added value compounds from wine production waste streams Cellulose fibers obtained from waste wine Twin-screw extruder Sample of lignin extracted during the isolation of cellulose fibers Dissected cells after production of PHB (biopolymer). Obtaining: extraction with organic solvents. Sample of Fibre reinforced polymer composites

12 Added value compounds from wine production waste streams Construcción Automoción Jardín y exterior Ocio Mobiliario y decoración

13 Sustainable production of wine

14 Sustainable production of wine Free download of Spanish and English versions of the Guide:

15 HAproWINE proposed ecolabel system Type I Type III Points out the best options Easier to communicate to final consumer Helps to improve the product In principle, all products can apply for it First, the winery undertakes LCA & Type III declaration following specific rules HAproWINE Comparing Comparingtotoaverage average If the product meets excellence criteria obtains Type I eco-label

16 Reducing CO 2 footprint of information and communication technologies LIFE12 ENV-ES Virtualization of ICT infrastructure Virtual campus and Zero Paper education centres ICT and city council environmental management Green procurement Best practices: smart use of ICT Sustainability Lab: social participation and solutions Monitoring, communication, management

17 ICT green procurement: product group

18 ICT green procurement: waste?

19 ICT green procurement: waste?

20 ICT green procurement life cycle

21 ICT green procurement useful tools

22 ICT green procurement guidelines Ordenadores de mesa, ordenadores de mesa integrados, clientes ligeros y estaciones de trabajo ENERGY STAR ETIQUETA ECOLÓGICA UE TCO CERTIFIED ECOETIQUETA CISNE NÓRDICO ECOETIQUETA ÁNGEL AZUL CRITERIOS DE SOSTENIBILIDAD EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA GESTIÓN DEL CONSUMO ELÉCTRICO EFICIENCIA DE LAS FUENTES DE ALIMENTACIÓN USO DE LOS RECURSOS RUIDO INFORMACIÓN AL USUARIO VIDA ÚTIL DEL PRODUCTO SALUD, SEGURIDAD Y EMISIONES GESTÓN AL FINAL DE LA VIDA ÚTIL DISEÑO PARA EL FIN DE VIDA ERGONOMÍA PIEZAS DE PLÁSTICO Y SUS ADITIVOS OTRAS SUSTANCIAS Y MEZCLAS TÓXICAS, PELIGROSAS O PROBLEMÁTICAS CONTENIDO RECICLADO COMPORTAMIENTO EMPRESARIAL CONDICIONES LABORALES EMPAQUETADO/EMBALAJE TRAZABILIDAD Free download (Spanish)

23 Muchas gracias Thank you very much

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