Monday, 21 May 2012 14:38

Closed-Loop Gardening in Flanders

21/05/2012 - Municipalities in the region of Flanders (Belgium) promote closed-loop gardening for their citizens in both urban and rural areas. The action began in 1992 with the development of a comprehensive home composting programme. Over the years, new and additional aspects of bio-waste prevention were included, expanding the programme to its current form.

Cooperation agreements between the participating municipalities form its basis. PAYT-systems serve as an incentive to decrease the amount of (bio-)waste given for collection, while com...

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17/05/2012 - A study carried out in collaboration with SEAPFA, Aulnay sous Bois, ADEME and the Ile-de-France Region assessed the technical and financial feasibility of selective collection from households and other economic players in the area. Using data from the French communes of Aulnay sous Bois and Blanc-Mesnil, the study adapted a 2010 Syctom survey of bio-waste generation and management to a more local scale.

In total,...

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Thursday, 26 April 2012 10:59

Composting: Learn a Lesson from Besançon

26/04/2012 - The French city of Besançon is getting serious in its efforts to reduce waste. A new experiment in six schools is set to compost the considerable amount of bio-waste generated by their cafeterias: each week, Besançon’s 61 school cafeterias produce 2 tonnes of compostable waste.

Over the course of one year, different forms of composting will be tested in order to evaluate which are the most suitable methods for each configuration and cafeteria size. Set up and monitored by Trivial Compost, the programme will be complemented by awareness-raising and training sessions ...

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