R.U.S.Z. (Reparatur und Service Zentrum – Repair and Service Center) is a special initiative in Vienna, where jobless people are trained to repair goods at affordable prices and disassemble electronic equipment so that hazardous and non-hazardous waste is separated. Items most commonly repaired are electronic and electrical household devices.

It created an enormous demand for repair services which sowed the seeds of the Repair Network Vienna, a network of some 60 private, profit-oriented repair companies and was followed by the creation of three other repair networks in Austria (w...

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Rennes Metropole Agglomeration implemented a waste prevention policy in 2005 on its territory. The agglomeration had to face several issues: the increase of waste production and the growth of waste treatment costs.

To reduce waste production, Rennes Metropole decided to issue a guide that lists all the reuse actors of the agglomeration in order to give them greater visibility and accessibility.

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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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