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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Historically, the tax on waste from businesses that is assimilated to “Household waste” is calculated proportionally to the surface area of the offices. 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 to reduce waste generation. That was the main motor to introduce different ways for charging such a tax based on actual amounts generated.

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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).

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