Detailed factsheets
Detailed factsheets

A first batch of detailed waste prevention factsheets was uploaded here during the European Week for Waste Reduction between 19 and 27 November 2011.

In the following weeks some 50 Good Practice factsheets will be available here.

Each PDF factsheet presents on about 7 pages: the local context, how the action was implemented, resources used, results obtained, recommendations and similar actions elsewhere.

Among these 50 cases some 27 have been identified as best practices.

The disposable diapers represent about 4-5% of total waste produced in Italy in recent years. In the Municipality of Colorno, disposable diapers represent about 23% of the household solid waste. The project "Light Kids" is targeting families with children and  municipal crèches (baby day cares). The goal, in the medium term, was to achieve a drastic reduction in the number of disposable diapers purchased, encouraging the use of durable diapers. The project required the use washable diapers or biodegradable diapers bythe company that deals with the management of municipal crèches or even the exclusive use of durable diapers. A three-year…

Research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has shown that consumers in the UK throw away the equivalent of one in every three bagfuls of food shopping– or a third of the food they buy each year, and most of this could have been eaten.

In autumn 2007, WRAP launched the Love Food Hate Waste campaign which aims to help consumers cut back on the food they waste through raising awareness and by offering easy-to-action advice.

See also: 004 TRSWM: Love Food Hate Waste Campaign in North London

Back-yard composting training is given for residents who compost or would like to learn compost their biowaste at home. The training session takes about two hours. Residents can gather a small group of people and make arrangements with TRSWM for the composting expert to give them composting training. The training is free of charge. More information about this good practice

The activity take place in the separately collected fractions Center of Serra de' Conti (AN), where each citizen can go and  leave or collect reusable goods.

Before the activation of the Center, only a part of the objects was reused, and the rest was destined to disposal. Today, in the center, called “L’Alligatore”, managed by the Municipality, also thanks to the help of some volunteers (pensioners, etc. ..), the majority of the objects, after a reuse compatibility examination, are “REUSED”, accounts for more than 2% of total waste generated. The trend is in constant growth.

The main objective is reducing the waste production, avoiding that goods of all typology, still in good state (or however usable), are destined to disposal.

Milton Keynes has a growing population with a large proportion of young families. Facing increasing pressure to accomodate household waste in local landfills as well as new UK targets to reduce biodegradable municipal waste. Milton Keynes designed a targeted  scheme  to address this major component on th borough's landfill  problem. A guide for parents was created, feturing step by step instructions to simplify the switch to reusable nappies and detailed  local information on suppliers as well as laundering services. A central element of the real nappy campaign in Milton Keynes is its cash-back incentive scheme. The cash-back incentive scheme is…
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 11:00

Cluster SPCII: WASTE PREVENTION IN SCHOOLS

Written by Adele Berionni

The Pre-waste school cluster refers to waste prevention programs that are set up in schools. This cluster is made up of two main components: the waste prevention programs that take place in schools in Belgium and the Let’s Do It With Ferda, a waste prevention program that takes place in Estonian schools.

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In Tampere Finland the primary and secondary schools get a marketing letter at the end and in the beginning of each school semester. The letter invites them to make an order and ask the environmental advisors to come to the school and give lessons of sustainable consumption, free of charge. For the younger pupils the lesson is more like telling them a story but for older pupils also some facts about natural resources and consumption are presented. More information about this good practice

In Marche Region there are 916 facilities and accommodation for 65.331 people.

The aim of Ecolabel LEGAMBIENTE Tourism is to disseminate the culture and the good practices of waste prevention in tourism sector. The information, education and awareness activities aims to change some organizational  and management issues: replacing food and hygienic single doses with dispenser and loose products, using tap water instead mineral one, using returnable bottles and concentrated products, and local products of short distribution chain.

Research by the UK national Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has shown that consumers in the UK throw away the equivalent of one in every three bagfuls of food shopping– or a third of the food they buy each year, and most of this could have been eaten. In autumn 2007, WRAP launched the Love Food Hate Waste campaign which aims to help consumers cut back on the food they waste through raising awareness and by offering easy-to-action advice. The activities and tools developed at national level can be used and adapted by local authorities across the country. As…

Nuukuusviikko, Using less - living more –week. The focus of the week is on sustainable consumption and sustainable use of the natural resources. Every year the week pays interest in special issue, e.g. 2010 on ecological living. All the members of the movement and several other organizations organize events for the private citizens during the week all over Finland.