The main objectives of the Self Service Detergents Project is to reduce packaging waste production coming from the purchase and use of detergents through the diffusion of the sale of on-tap detergents in retail chains in Piemonte making use of reusable bottles. The project addressed the bulk sale of detergents such as dish-washing liquids, fabric conditioners, laundry liquids, and all- purpose cleaners.

The project was a collaboration between th Piemonte region, the retail sector (GDO), and detergent producers. Detergent dispensers were placed in over 40 points of sale.

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On 31 May 2012, Roquetas de Mar organised a national conference to introduce the content and outcomes of the project Pre-waste to interested stakeholders.

After the introduction of the Pre-waste project, the City of Roquetas de Mar presented its first stage report which contains an analysis of the good practices collected by the project partners and a feasibility study on the good practices selected for implementation by the city.

Roquetas de Mar has decided to concentrate on reducing waste in hotels based on the Italian programmes Fair Hotel or Ecolabel Le...

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Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:24

A Second Life for Cardboard Boxes

03/05/2012 - The majority of cardboard boxes are sent to recycling after just one use. Not only that - many boxes simply go to waste due to overruns, misprints from manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. However, most of them are actually being prematurely terminated. A US American company has positioned itself to swoop right in, creating a new market for the used cardboard box.

Truckloads of quality used boxes are bought from large companies. They are then taken to one of several regional distribution centers where they are inspected and sorted by size and shape. Boxes that me...

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