Several good practices identified deal with the coaching of families in France, Sweden and Belgium in waste prevention and making use of their testimonies and achievements to act as local information relays towards the media and other households.

See: Cluster IBGE: waste prevention embassadors - coaching families FR/BE/SE (in progress)

Their aim is to demonstrate that a series of simple actions can reduce waste generation by households and to quantify the red...

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Since 1993, the IBGE legally requires regional public administrations to take into account a series of environmental and waste management considerations in their procurement decisions and office management. These requirements are consistent with those at national and European level.

The IBGE follows the implementation of the regional legal texts (circulars) by supervising and supporting the administrations concerned. It provides informative web pages, a help desk (via email), training sessions, technical guides, examples of specifications and awareness raising tools like posters and...

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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 entiti...

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