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Thursday, 13 October 2011 13:35

EWWR - Register your action!

This year's edition of European Week for Waste Reduction will be held between 19th and 27th of November. EWWR aims to gather during a single week awareness raising actions concerning waste prevention. For instance, in France will be focusing on food waste, repair and reuse. As one of the actions implemented during the EWWR, Inddigo, a company on sustainable development, together with association Orée are launching a competition called «…
The European Commission is close to taking actions against three Member States that have not transposed into national law or implemented correctly the EU Waste Framework legislation. If Belgium, Romania and Italy fail to comply, the Commission may bring the cases to the Court and ask for monetary sanctions. More precisely, Belgium and Romania have missed the 2010 deadline to transpose the new Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) into their national…
Thursday, 29 September 2011 10:48

At the projects mid-term, how is Pre-waste doing?

Since the beginning of the project, Pre-waste partners have gathered and analyzed 105 case studies related to waste prevention. Traveling books, ‘stop pub’ stickers, campaigns and coaching to prevent waste, encourage home and collective composting, refilling machines for water or detergents and encouraging the use of clothes libraries, are some of the practices collected from 18 EU countries. Packaging, paper, bio-waste, bulky waste and others: all waste fractions are covered…
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 08:22

Confusing food labeling increases food waste

27.09.2011 - According to Wrap, 5.3m tonnes of still edible food is thrown away each year, costing the average family £680/year or more than £50/month. Research shows confusing food labeling is a significant factor of this trend. Therefore packaging should only carry ‘used by’ or ‘best before’ dates, while ‘sell by’ and ‘display until’ labels currently used by supermarkets will be removed to stop consumers from throwing away good food.…
01.09.2011 - A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), 'Waste opportunities – Past and future climate benefits from better municipal waste management in Europe' shows that full implementation of existing European waste legislation would reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions significantly by 2020. In particular, the Landfill Directive (1999) has introduced targets to reduce the landfilling of biodegradable municipal waste, reducing subsequently methane emissions by landfilled bio-waste. Regarding alternatives…
29.08.2011 - In 2011, the EWWR will take place between 19 and 27 November with the aim of gathering awareness raising actions related to waste prevention during a single week. As EWWR Organisers, WasteServ Malta Ltd (on behalf of the Maltese Ministry) and Brussels Environment will register and validate actions proposed for Malta and the Brussels-Capital region, respectively. TRSWM Ltd is also closely involved with the Finnish Solid Waste Association…
23/06/2011 - The European Commission study on the “Evolution of (bio-)waste generation/prevention and (bio-)waste prevention indicator” led by Umweltbundesamt, BIO Intelligence Service, Arcadis and AEA, aims to support EU Member States in designing and implementing waste prevention programmes and in implementing the recommendations of Commission Communication (2010) 235 on bio-waste. As such, a draft Action Plan on three priority areas in waste prevention and Guidelines on bio-waste prevention have been…
Thursday, 26 May 2011 16:14

European Ban on Plastic Bags?

01/06/2011 - Every year, the average EU citizen consumes approximately 500 plastic carrier bags, and most of them are used only once. The total volume of plastic carrier bags produced in Europe in 2008 was 3.4 million tonnes, which equals the weight of over 2 million passenger cars. The low weight and small size of plastic bags means they often escape waste management and end up in the marine environment,…
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:26

The food we waste

24/05/2011 - The results of a FAO study entitled “Global Food Losses and Food Waste”, commissioned for an international congress held in Düsseldorf on 16-17 May 2011, show that consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tonnes) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (230 million tonnes) every year. Moreover, roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which…
Monday, 23 May 2011 15:30

Come and discover the Pre-waste website! Featured

23/05/2011 - The Pre-waste project has a brand new website, in which you will find out everything about the Pre-waste project. Let us take you in a short visit tour. In a few clicks, you will know the essentials about the Pre-waste project, its outputs (good practices, the monitoring tool and prevention methodologies) and the 10 European partners. by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Our virtual library stores all valuable…
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