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 NU savings programme is an incentive system for sustainable purchasing behaviour by consumers implemented in Roterdam (2000-2003). The logic behind the NU-Spaarpas is the desire to influence behavior by affecting the movement of goods, services and money rather than the systems of production of goods and services. It is based on a loyalty smartcard which enables customers to earn points through sustainable behavior and when buying consumer products at participating stores. Concretely, card-holders who buy goods or services at one of the entities participating in the project receives NU points per € spent. In addition, they receive points for…

As a component of its policy for environment-friendly and sustainable waste and resource use policy in Flanders, OVAM (the Flemish Public Company for Waste Materials) provides a series of tools on its website for environmentally aware event organizers and participants.

Participants can access calendar database of environment-friendly events, appraisals by of other participants and a variety of ideas on green events.

Event organizers can assess the environmental impact of their events, evaluate it and reduce it by means of a practical online-Eventscan and compete in the annual Groenevent Award, which rewards the greenest event of Flanders for three categories - festival, sport anden indoor- ! with attractive prices and advantages.

Besides positive publicity and high visibility the winners receive an award of 2000 EUR. These organizers make efforts for to prevent waste, to sort waste, to use products that generate less waste, to use the eventscan, and to collect the necessary data to play an exemplatory role. Groenevent webplatform and awards have been running for several years. & (in Dutch only)

The ecomoebel GmbH is network for the reconditioning and marketing of used furniture. Under the brand “ZweitSinn” (meaning second purpose) it has established a recycling design co-operation [business] that brings together waste managers and waste collectors, designers, furniture producers and sellers resulting in a successful co-operation. The aim of the recycling design business ZweitSinn is to organise a platform where suppliers of used materials (old furniture, chipboards etc.), producers with the experience and ability to work with used materials, designers who have specified in so called recycling design and sellers in areas where a demand for unusual but high quality…
R.U.S.Z. (Reparatur und Service Zentrum – Repair and Service Center) is a special initiative in Vienna, where jobless people are trained to repair goods at affordable prices and disassemble electronic equipment so that hazardous and non-hazardous waste is separated. Items most commonly repaired are electronic and electrical household devices. It created an enormous demand for repair services which sowed the seeds of the Repair Network Vienna, a network of some 60 private, profit-oriented repair companies and was followed by the creation of three other repair networks in Austria ( The research and development unit of R.U.S.Z. developed a technical method…
Rennes Metropole Agglomeration implemented a waste prevention policy in 2005 on its territory. The agglomeration had to face several issues: the increase of waste production and the growth of waste treatment costs. To reduce waste production, Rennes Metropole decided to issue a guide that lists all the reuse actors of the agglomeration in order to give them greater visibility and accessibility. More information about this good practice See other factsheets on reuse: •   R.U.S.Z - Repair and Service Center in Austria (Pre-waste factsheet 10) •   Ecomoebel – Reuse of furniture: network for the reconditioning and marketing of used furniture under…
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000 Partner data collection progress

Written by Stephanie Mantell

Items published on public part of website by 31/12/2011:

    1. Let's do it with Ferda in Estonian schools (Pre-waste Factsheet 9)
    2. A guide for repairing, selling and reusing goods (Pre-waste factsheet 50)
    3. Environmental Education for the Unemployed & households in Malta (Pre-waste factsheet 90)
    4. Eco-tax on plastic bags in Romania (Pre-waste Factsheet 94)
    5. Ban on disposable food and drink containers at events in Munich, Germany (Pre-waste factsheet 99)
    6. Brussels waste management plan with reduction targets, Belgium (Pre-waste factsheet 103)
    7. Environmental levy on plastic bags in Ireland (Pre-waste factsheet 110)

Uploaded items on Intranet 15/09/2011 (not yet on website):

    1. 004 ACR+: Love Food Hate Waste Campaign in North London, UK
    2. 009 ACR+: Let's do it with Ferda 
    3. 010 ACR+: R.U.S.Z - Repair and Service Center
    4. 013 ACR+: Ecomoebel – Reuse of furniture
    5. 018 IBGE: “No advertisement” sticker with legal backing, Belgium
    6. 021 IBGE: Promotion of decentralised composting, Belgium
    7. 022 IBGE: Accompanied waste prevention projects in schools, Belgium
    8. 023 IBGE: Dematerialisation in offices, Belgium
    9. 024 IBGE: Green public procurement, Belgium
    10. 026 IBGE: Eco-taxation on disposable plastic bags, kitchen utensils, food wrap & aluminium foil, BE
    11. 027 IBGE: NU-Spaarpas, sustainable incentive card scheme, Netherlands
    12. 028 Karlskrona: Home composting in Karlskrona - Steering with fees
    13. 029 Karlskrona: Food_waste_at_Schools_Halmstad_Draft (draft)
    14. 030 Karlskrona: Alelyckan Re-use Park
    15. 034 Karlskrona: Living_Life
    16. 036 Karlskrona: Clothes_Library (draft)
    17. 038 Marche Region: Reuse Centre L’Alligatore, Italy
    18. 040 Marche Region: Fair Hotel Reducing Packaging Waste, Italy
    19. 042 Marche Region:Self service detergents in large retail, Italy
    20. 043 Marche Region: Ecolabel legambiente, Italy 
    21. 044 Marche Region: Food Marche Desk Onlus, Italy
    22. 045 Marche Region "Fontemagna City" Italy
    23. 047 Marche Region: Light kids, washable diapers, Italy
    24. 052 ORDIF - Promoting Eco-consumption in supermarket
    25. 053 ORDIF: Waste prevention campaign toward shopkeepers and artisans, France (draft)
    26. 054 ORDIF Monitoring the evolution of eco-consumption possibilities in France  
    27. 055 IBGE: Coaching Families in food waste prevention, Belgium (pilot-scale) (draft extracted from IBGE cluster)
    28. 056 ORDIF: Travelling books, France
    29. 059 Roquetas de Mar: Campaign for responsible consumption of plastic bags 
    30. 064 Sofia: Differentiating of a tax “Household waste” for the juridical persons, Bulgaria
    31. 065 Sofia: Good waste prevention communication practices in Sofia municipality, Bulgaria
    32. 067 Sofia: Household composting, Sofia, Bulgaria
    33. 068 Sofia: Separate collection of textiles at the territory of Sofia Municipality, Bulgaria
    34. 071 TRSWM: Gaabriella Kaatis - Puppet theatre project, Finland
    35. 072 TRSWM: Calender with hints of waste prevention, Finland
    36. 073 TRSWM: Education on back-yard composting
    37. 074 TRSWM: Second-hand market on the Internet, Finland
    38. 075 TRSWM: Reel Time film festival, Finland
    39. 076 TRSWM: Ecofellows Ltd, waste prevention services, Finland
    40. 077 TRSWM: Using less - Living more week, Finland (potentially replaced/complemented by EWWR with more data)
    41. 082 The real Nappy capaign in the UK
    42. 083 TRSWM: Love Food Hate Waste campaign at national level
    43. 086 Roquetas de Mar: Dose Certa 
    44. 090 Malta: Environmental Education for the Unemployed
    45. 094 SPCII: Eco-tax on plastic bags in Romania
    46. 099 ACR+/IBGE: ban on disposable food and drink containers at events, Germany
    47. 100 ACR+: National quota for reusable packaging for deposit scheme (draft)
    48. 103 IBGE: Waste Management Plan with waste reduction targets, Belgium
    49. 105 IBGE: GreenEvent webplatform and awards, Belgium
    50. 106_Karlskrona_Eurest_Food_Waste_Draft (draft)
    51. 107 Marche Region: LUDOTECA RIU' ITALY
    52. 108 TRSWM: Pay-As-You-Throw (potentially replaced/complemented by PAYT scheeme with more data)
    53. 109 IBGE: ADEME Witness families, France (nation-wide) (new extracted from IBGE cluster)
    54. (037 Marche Region: Home composting, Italy) abandonned

    55. (095 SPCII: WEEE collection, Romania) abandonned


    1. Cluster ACR+: Plastic bags  (work in progress)
    2. Cluster IBGE: waste prevention embassadors - coaching families FR/BE/SE (draft)
    3. Cluster Malta: Reuse updated 1/7/2011 (includes Equal project not presented in individual factsheets)
    4. Cluster Marche Region: Nappies (no clustered factsheet)
    5. Cluster Sofia: Home composting
    6. Cluster SPCII: Waste prevention in schools
    7. Cluster TRSWM: Love Food Hate Waste campaign at national and local level (no clustered factsheet)

To view contributions by partner click on the following links: IBGE, Marche, SPCII, Sofia, TRSWM, Malta, ACR+, ORDIF, Karlskrona, Roquetas

This project meant to provide training in household waste separation and prevention methods, techniques and practices to a number of job seekers. The training and temporary work opportunity enabled the participants to acquire new skills which improved their prospects for future employment. The task of the participants was to educate households and other interested entities about waste management issues such as waste minimisation, separate waste collection and the proper use of Bring-In and Civic Amenity Sites. The temporary integration of the participants into the labour market gave them the right skills to adapt to and be able to cope with a…

Since 1999, a sticker is available for the mailbox of Brussels residents by which they can choose not to receive unaddressed advertisements and/or free newspapers.

The sticker received legal backing through a regional decree, which entitles individuals to file a complaint if they receive unwanted advertising and/or newspapers in their mailbox despite having placed the sticker.

At present, the sticker can be requested for free by phone or email from Brussels Environment. A complaint can easily be filed by completing an online form or sending a letter to Brussels Environment.

(See attached factsheet and background information for details)

Description: Brussels Environment has established Waste Management and Prevention Plans since 1992. In its 4th Waste Management plan published in 2010 it includes for the first time quantitative objectives for each waste flow with a rationale on how to achieve them. The figures are based on the amount of waste gerated (per waste stream) in 2005, the reduction potential (calculated based on pilot projects) and expected participation of the population. Objectives are set for 2013 and/or 2020. These objectives have for instance been set in kg/inhabitant/year for food wastage by households, paper wastage by households, packaging reduction at household level,…

Promotion of decentralised composting in Brussels Capital Region, including

  • Individual garden composting of garden and kitchen waste
  • Individual vermicomposting (indoor composting of kitchen waste with worms)
  • Community composting

Target of the 2010 Waste plan is to reduce garden waste by 5 kg/inhab/year by 2013 and by 12kg/inhab/year (12,000 T) by 2020 compared to 2005.

This involves maintaing a compost master network, providing information tools and supporting community composting projects.

(See attached factsheet and example of information tools for details)

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