Several good practices identified deal with the coaching of families in France, Sweden and Belgium in waste prevention and making use of their testimonies and achievements to act as local information relays towards the media and other households.

Their aim is to demonstrate that a series of simple actions can reduce waste generation by households and to quantify the reduction potential.

Over a period of at least 3 months, the households took part in meetings and other activities (e.g. a guided visit to a medium sized supermarket) during which they were provided concrete advi...

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16/08/2012 - Research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has shown that consumers in the UK throw away a third of the food they buy each year - most of which could have been eaten. The ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ campaign was launched in 2007 to reduce the amount of food wasted by changing the shopping and cooking habits of British households.

As preliminary studies showed that young couples and families were the most appropriate groups on whom to focus the campaign, the campaigned was tailored ...

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01/08/2012 - Over 6.4 million tonnes of marine litter are estimated to pollute our oceans each year, with most waste originating from land – and trends suggesting increasing volumes. On 19 June 2012, governments, industry representatives and UN bodies launched a new partnership to tackle the damage caused by marine litter to the environment, livelihoods and human health.

The Global Partnership on Marine Litter, led by the United Nations Environment Programmme (UNEP), will act as a coordinating forum, bringing ...

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