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A leading position in Norway in the circular economy
The Kongsvinger region has since 2019 purposefully worked with circular economy as a tool to achieve the overall goals in Paris agreement og UN Sustainability Goals. Especially the four major projects / collaborations described below, have given results and made an impression nationally and internationally.
Circular economy as a green transition engine
This is a further extension of the project «Circle Scan Kongsvinger Region». The pilots are a splice team between the municipalities, business and the County Governor of Innlandet. Start-up in March 2021.
Pilot 1: KONGSIRK - inter-municipal re-use market.
Pilot 2: Donor building. Demolition waste as a resource.
Pilot 3: Toolbox circular procurements. Six municipalities, six examples.
Contact Anne Huse (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Circle Scan Kongsvinger Region
With support from the county Governor of Innlandet, the region has carried out a circular analysis / feasibility study within the value chain of the construction industry. The overall goal has been green restructuring by reducing / moving waste upwards in the waste hierarchy and thereby creating new jobs. Circle Economy and Circular Norway have been responsible for the method and implementation. The project has been completed with proposals for continuation in three specific pilot projects.
O-house (circle house) is a prototype of an establishment home where at least 50% of the building material is based on either recycled or reuse of material. Other building materials must have the lowest possible climate footprint and the building must be energy-smart. The prototype is on a smaller scale, but has the necessary functions such as a toilet, bathroom and kitchenette / living room. The project is a collaboration between Skarnes high school, Topos Arkitektur, GIR and various local players in the construction industry. The goal is to find a template for scaling. The prototype is in the construction phase.
See more at: https://www.o-house.no/
The biological resource flows in Solør (Grue, Åsnes, Våler) have been mapped with the aim of clarifying the value creation and climate potential these flows constitute. The analysis has identified which circular innovations are relevant and which social and business actors can benefit from closer cooperation.
The work will be continued in 2021.
Read more: https://www.greenhouse.bio/sirkulre-solr
Latest news from the projects
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The Kongsvinger region (Nord-Odal municipality as the host municipality) has received discretionary funds for innovation from the state administrator in the Inland region for "Circular economy as a green transformation engine". This is an extension of "Circle
Welcome to workshop 3 in Circle Scan Kongsvinger Region - a fully digital workshop The goal of this collection is “business matchmaking” and strategy development. We hope to find
Circle Economy in collaboration with Circular Norway invites to a regional webinar on opportunities in circular economy on 5 May at 10.00-12.00 or 7 May at 14.00 -16.00.
On Wednesday 4 March, we were finally to see the results of phase 2 of the Circle Scan project. Based on feedback along the way, the consultants from Circle Economy have added
Centrally situated in Eastern Norway, between Oslo and Sweden, you will find the Kongsvinger region. Seen from the air, it is green and mostly dominated by wooded hills and cultivated land. But do not be fooled! Both private and public sector experience progressive development.
"I have to boast that the work that is being done in the Kongsvinger region after all the municipalities have taken a step up in the municipal NM since last year. The whole of Innlandet cheers for the Kongsvinger region, and we all have a lot to learn from the work that is done there."
Jon Kristiansen, NHO director Innlandet
News about the circular economy projects
The region offers quality education at all levels, from primary school to college. Specially, it is worth noting two new and unique secondary schools built from solid wood, and the offers given for those who want to follow an alternative pedagogical scheme. Safe upbringing conditions is an important argument for moving here.
The labor market in the region is varied and integrated. Many people live in one place and work in another municipality. Well developed infrastructure and commuting opportunities with public transport make this easy. As in the rest of Norway, the service sector is the biggest employer, but also flexible and international industrial companies are attractive employers for many.
The opportunities for leisure activities are diverse and include as well a varied and exciting cultural life. Kongsvinger with its majestic fortress is the city of the region, with the river Glomma as a link to several of the surrounding municipalities.
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