The German Packaging Ordinance (Verpackungsverordnung - VerpackV)  January 1, 2009,  has the purpose  to avoid and to reduce the environmental impacts of waste arising from packaging. It sets the minimum packaging quota for reusable drink packaging and one-way packaging containers deemed ‘ecological advantageous’ must be namely 80%.  This quota target mainly glass and plastics, in particular mineral water and beer.

The market share for reusable drink containers in Germany is 45% for water and carbonated drinks and 89% for beer, with an overall market share of...

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In Marche Region there are 916 facilities and accommodation for 65.331 people.

The aim of Ecolabel LEGAMBIENTE Tourism is to disseminate the culture and the good practices of waste prevention in tourism sector. The information, education and awareness activities aims to change some organizational  and management issues: replacing food and hygienic single doses with dispenser and loose products, using tap water instead mineral one, using returnable bottles and concentrated products, and local products of short distribution chain.

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In 2006, year of beginning of Fair Hotel project, in Piemonte Region, 2.270.000 tons of urban waste have been produced (522 kg/inhabitant), and the 40,8% of them have been collected separately. Over the 30% of the whole waste produced is represented by packaging. From here, the choice to start experimental projects to reduce this typology of waste.  

The main objective is reducing waste packaging production in hotels, without structural interventions but through easy changes (i.e. not using single-dose product for bedroo...

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