Bruxelles Environnement is responsible for planning, advising, and conducting research on environmental issues including; waste management, sustainable construction, air quality, water, animal welfare, and energy and climate amongst others.
With three regional Ministries, the Brussels-Capital Region adopted a regional programme for a circular economy in 2016. The programme,'Be Circular', is a global strategy that aims to take Brussels from a linear to a circular economy. The four-year programme (2016-2020) is coordinated by four administrations; Bruxelles Environnement, Hub.brussels (agency for company support), Innoviris (agency for innovation & research) and Agence Bruxelles-Propreté (agency responsible for waste collection).
As an integrated strategy encompassing 111 measures covering governance, territorial, and sectoral topics, the programme sees collaboration between a diverse community -and is the first initiative of its size and kind. Building upon the promise of a circular economy to respect environmental limits without reducing economic well-being, 'Be Circular' is built around circular loops, and bottom-up initiatives putting Brussels at the forefront of regenerative and restorative development.