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"Travelling books" ("Passe-livres") is an annual campaign initiated and led by an local environmental association in Montreuil-sur-Mer, North of France. The main objective of this operation is to increase public awareness on waste generation by showing that cultural products can also generate waste. The idea of Travelling books is to give them a second life by exchanging them in several places in the city during the European week for waste reduction.

The first operation was held in 2008 and is expected to be renewed next year.


Home composting is implemented in 18 of 24 districts of Sofia Municipality, mostly in suburban districts because it is not applicable in all districts in the municipality. Districts which are not covered by home composting could be involved in a separate collection of biodegradable household waste. As the whole districts are covered by service for collection of waste, this separate collection could give the possibility to divide the different waste streams in order to be treated at the centralized composting unit and to be produced compost.  It is expected as an overa...

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Back-yard composting training is given for residents who compost or would like to learn compost their biowaste at home. The training session takes about two hours. Residents can gather a small group of people and make arrangements with TRSWM for the composting expert to give them composting training. The training is free of charge.

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