Tuesday, 04 December 2012 12:11

The Life+ COR project - Final European Seminar

07/12/2012 - The Life+ COR project (Waste Objective Campaign) of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area is a project cofounded by the European Commission through the Life+ programme. The project will end in December 2012.

The objectives of the LIFE+ COR project are the reduction of the waste generated by introducing prevention and reuse action, the achievement of a maximum of material use of the resources contained in waste by enhancing the systems of selective collection as well as the recovery of the remaining fraction (both material and energy recovery). These ...
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On Tuesday September 18th, the fourth edition of the European ReUse Conference was held in Brussels. Organised by the European Federation of Associations of Beer and Beverages Wholesalers (CEGROBB), the Associations of Small and Independent Breweries in Europe (S.I.B.) and the German Environmental Aid (DUH), the conference’s main goal was to demand for a higher level of commitment for refillable beverage packaging. With Karl Falkenberg and Matthias Groote, EU institutions were well represented.

After a short introduction by Günther Guder, President of CEGROBB, th...

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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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