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.

On the web pages of TRSWM there is a free virtual second-hand market for furniture, clothes etc. items. Anybody can put something to sell or give for free on the market. There is a place for description of the items sold/given away. Anybody can contact the person and buy/collect the items according to the instructions given.  



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. More information about this good practice
Marche Food Desk operates in Marche Region to recover food surpluses in order to support needy people.  The project is active in the Marche Region and includes the redistribution of food all over the Region, and the implementation of three pilot experiences in the three territorial areas of the region (Pesaro,  Ascoli Piceno and San Benedetto del Tronto) for the recovery fresh food. These experiences are progressively extended to the whole region. The main objectives are: reduction of waste -reduction of costs and environmental impacts due the management of waste; help social organizations that develop an activity of food support…

Every year in December, Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management Ltd. sends a yearly calendar to each household in its region. The calendar has nice pictures and it can be put on the wall in the kitchen. There is one large page for every month. On every page there are hints on waste prevention, e.g. recipes like in a cookbook giving instructions on what do with the food leftovers.

Citizens can participate in the yearly calendar project by sending photos to the competition where the best pictures for the next calendar are selected.

Every year TRSWM sends a calendar to each household in its region. The calendar has nice pictures and it can be put hanging on the wall in the kitchen. On every page there are hints of waste prevention. The citizens can participate in the yearly calendar project by sending photos for the competition where the best pictures for next year's calendar are selected. More information about this good practice

The puppet show ‘Gabriella the Dump on Diet’ was played about 200 times for over 8000 children of preschools and 1st grade pupils.

The objective was to make the children understand what food waste is, that it causes methane production at the land fill site and that we should decrease the amount of organic waste that goes to landfills through prevention and separation.

The Menu Dose Certa Project allows participating restaurants to adopt best environmental, nutritional and food stocks management practices, from the purchase of foodstuffs until the preparation of meals. After continued monitoring of their waste reduction restaurants are granted a "Dose Certa" certification. The project followed to first case studies in two restaurants in 2008 and 2010, and now involves 3 restaurants over 2 years starting in 2011. For each restaurant it involves Registration phase; Initial diagnosis phase – Evaluation of the basis situation at environmental, nutritional and food stocks managment Training and good practices implementation phase ; Final  diagnosis phase…

Sofia Municipality is an urban centre made up of 24 districts nowadays with approximately 1.8 million inhabitants. The textiles usually are presented in the composition of mixed household waste and it is estimated around 5,93% of total weight generated. After some estimations it is envisaged at the territory of municipality will be generated no less than 19 925 tones of textiles (incl. clothes, bags, etc.) from the households or 16,52 kg/inh./year (data year 2007).

Historically, the tax on waste from businesses that is assimilated to “Household waste” is calculated proportionally to the surface area of the offices. When the price is calculated in a such manner and the office is not generating a big amount of waste, payment of such tax is not an incentive for the business to reduce waste generation. That was the main motor to introduce different ways for charging such a tax based on actual amounts generated. More information about this good practice  

Home composting is implemented in 18 of 24 districts of Sofia Municipality, mostly in suburban districts because it is not applicable in all districts in the municipality. Districts which are not covered by home composting could be involved in a separate collection of biodegradable household waste. As the whole districts are covered by service for collection of waste, this separate collection could give the possibility to divide the different waste streams in order to be treated at the centralized composting unit and to be produced compost.  It is expected as an overall assessment that more than 120 000 tonnes/year to be composted in a centralised composting unit.