The German Packaging Ordinance (Verpackungsverordnung - VerpackV)  January 1, 2009,  has the purpose  to avoid and to reduce the environmental impacts of waste arising from packaging. It sets the minimum packaging quota for reusable drink packaging and one-way packaging containers deemed ‘ecological advantageous’ must be namely 80%.  This quota target mainly glass and plastics, in particular mineral water and beer.

The market share for reusable drink containers in Germany is 45% for water and carbonated drinks and 89% for beer, with an overall market share of...

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Implementing Waste Prevention at Regional Level

The Pre-waste final conference took place in Brussels (Belgium) during the European Waste and Resource Conference Days, organized by ACR+ and

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The closing conference of the Pre-waste project will take place on 7 November 2012 at the Committee of the Regions, in Brussels. During this event, the 20 best practices on waste prevention chosen by the project partners will be highlighted, along with the results of the partners’ feasibility studies on the transfer of some good practices on their territory. Moreover, the web tool aimed at helping public authorities to monitor waste prevention actions will be presented, along with the Pre-waste methodology

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