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. Objec...

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In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland different regulations have been put into place to ban the use of disposable food and drink containers at large scale events and to establish a framework for the use of reusable crockery.

Description of one-way ban in Munich: On public land, since 1991, a by-law of the city of Munich forbids the use and sale of disposable tableware, cups, but also drink packaging on land owned by the city.

This obligation applies to all city facilities and events, such as th...

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Cities and regions had the opportunity to be trained by EU experts in waste prevention, during a one-day training session to held in Bucharest on 12 October 2011. Organized by SPCII Ilfov, ACR+ and Brussels Environment...