The project was a long term information campaign targeted at the middle and high schools at Halmstad municipality, Sweden. Within the campaign the food was weighed four times (January 2009, May 2009, October 2009 and a control in November 2010). The campaign was designed as a contest between the schools where the one throwing away the least at each weighing won.

On average the schools reduced their waste with 13 %. Controls also show that the reduction seems to be permanent.


On 12 – 15 June, in Rennes, Irstea is co-organising the 8th ORBIT Conference on Global Assessment for Organic Resources and Waste Management. This major reunion aims to present the global context of waste management today, with a special focus on the assessment of environmental, social and economical tools.

180 presentations from more than 30 countries, a poster session, and an exhibition will cover topics such as EU policies and strategies for sustainable organic resources and waste ...

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 10:20

Campus Composting at Bristol University

22/03/2012 – After the successful introduction of food waste collections at all student accommodation sites of Bristol University, two new composting schemes have been rolled out at the University over the last months, preventing bio-waste from ending-up in the garbage bin.

In early 2011, ‘Sustainability’, Bristol University’s team responsible for implementing environmental improvements, installed a ‘Rocket’ compost machine at one of the student houses. The Rocket works by speeding up the natural composting process: food waste from the residence hall’s kitchen, along w...

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