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.

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). More information about this good practice

In 2010, the municipality of Sofia carried out a a public awareness campaign providing both information about possible waste prevention practices and ecologically sound treatment of household waste.

Information on waste prevention was provided to the inhabitants to involve the main target groups, after assessment of their information needs. Different information materials were prepared to reach each defined target group.

Assessment of the results of the information campaign was carried out after its implementation and on the basis of distributed information materials. The effectiveness of the implemented public awareness campaign could notbe assessed through quantitative measure of the collected waste, but through other methods such as an inquiry about the achieved results. The aim was to create an ecologically way of thinking among the inhabitants in order to prevent waste and to reduce the generated quantities.

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. More information about this good practice

The tax “Household waste” is calculated proportionally on a base of the area of the ofiices. 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. That was the main motor to introduce different ways for payment of tax “Household waste” for the juridical persons.

See also:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/prevention/pdf/report_waste.pdf

 

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…

The main objective of the eco-tax on bags is to gather extra income for the Environmental Fund and at the same time to reduce the demand for plastic bags that existed on the market. This is done by imposing a 0,2 RON (0.04 Euro) for each bag made from non-biodegradable materials that is introduced on the market.

The producer has to pay this sum for every bag introduced on the market, regardless of its size or quality. What matters is whether or not the bag is made from biodegradable materials.

In 2010, the municipality of Sofia carried out a a public awareness campaign providing both information about possible waste prevention practices and ecologically sound treatment of household waste. Information on waste prevention was provided to the inhabitants to involve the main target groups, after assessment of their information needs. Different information materials were prepared to reach each defined target group. Assessment of the results of the information campaign was carried out after its implementation and on the basis of distributed information materials. The effectiveness of the implemented public awareness campaign could not be assessed through quantitative measure of the collected…

The “Big Disposal” had two main objectives: first, to facilitate the collection of the required quota of WEEE, and the second, to raise awareness regarding environmental issues. The program is supported by the Romanian Ministry of Environment and by the association of producers of EEE.

On a given day, the trucks from the waste collection companies come and pick up the WEEE that people place in front of their buildings. They then take the collected WEEEs to recycling companies where the waste is sorted and processed.

The "Fontemagna City" is a modern public water fontain who provide natural and sparkling fresh water on the tap. The main objectives of project is to reduce waste packaging by avoiding the use of disposable bottles.   More information about this good practice  

Castelfidardo stands on a hill of 212 meters on sea-level, between Aspio and Musone rivers valleys. It has about 19.000 inhabitants and it has an area of 35 km2. There are a lot of productive installation mainly at industrial and handmade level. There are secondary technology-focused schools and  the voluntary work is really active in social field. About waste issue, in 2009 the “door to door” collection started  and  on the territory there is a collection center according to the DM 8 of April 2008. In addition, a collection facility for drain vegetable oil has been started with 8 position point in different parts of the territory.

About environmental, in 2010, started an integrated project for the remediation of ex galvanic area, co-funded by POR-FESR 2007-2013. Castelfidardo Municipality is partner of the “Area Vasta per Elena” Project, with the municipalities of Recanati (leader), Potenza Picena, Loreto; the project aims to promote the sustainable use of sources, and to empower the synergies between environmental protection and growth.