This project was launched for the French National Plan for waste prevention in order to obtain national data on the evolution of eco-consumption possibilities for French households. The aim of this project is to follow the offer of eco-friendly products in supermarkets compared to their less environmental counterparts in France.


A methodology has been developed  to measure the “waste content” of different trolleys (the best ones and the worst ones in terms of waste) for different sizes of households. Several "shopping-trolleys" were identified to do so: an "average trolley" for a 2.3-people household, a "mini waste" and a "maxi waste" trolley for a 1-person household and a "mini waste" and a "maxi waste" trolley for a 4-person household.

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The aim of the project called IDEAL79 is to reduce the amount of residual waste collected by 10% in 3 years by increasing professionals and households awareness on waste prevention. This project aims at reducing the amount and the toxicity of waste production by acting on the design stage and encouraging sustainable consumption.

It also have qualitative objectives:

-       Design a real dynamic between institutional,  economical and associative actors;

-       Implant a sustainable consumption culture to these actors and also to the population

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"Travelling books" ("Passe-livres") is an annual campaign initiated and led by an local environmental association in Montreuil-sur-Mer, North of France. The main objective of this operation is to increase public awareness on waste generation by showing that cultural products can also generate waste. The idea of Travelling books is to give them a second life by exchanging them in several places in the city during the European week for waste reduction.

The first operation was held in 2008 and is expected to be renewed next year.

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For more detailed information (in French): http://gdeam.com/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=1162

This action aims at increasing shopkeepers and artisans' awareness on their waste generation. Initiated and led by both the local authority of Coglais Communauté and an NGO called la Passiflore, the action has been done in 4 steps: recruitement of artisans and shopkeepers, personal diagnosis of their waste production, proposition of a list of preventive actions for each category of shop and agreement from the shopkeeper to do some of the proposed actions.

In total, 40 shops were involved and around 55 actions were identified.

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For a detailed Video of the project click here (In french)

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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See other factsheets on reuse:

•   R.U.S.Z - Repair and Service Center in Austria (Pre-waste factsheet 10)

•   Ecomoebel – Reuse of furniture: network for the reconditioning and marketing of used furniture under the brand “ZweitSinn” in Germany (Pre-waste Factsheet 13)

•   Alelyckan Re-use Park in Sweden (Pre-waste Factsheet 30)

•   Reuse Centre L’Alligatore in Italy (Pre-waste Factsheet 38)

 

The aim of the project called IDEAL79 is to reduce the amount of residual waste collected by 10% in 3 years by increasing professionals and households awareness on waste prevention. This project aims at reducing the amount and the toxicity of waste production by acting on the design stage and encouraging sustainable consumption.

It also have qualitative objectives:

-       Design a real dynamic between institutional,  economical and associative actors;

-       Implant a sustainable consumption culture to these actors and also to the population

The aim of this project is to follow the offer of eco-friendly products compared to their less environmental counterparts in France. The project was implemented in 4 steps:

1)     Definition and characterization of the products usually bought by French consumers for a given utility and for different size of households.

2)     Development of a methodology that enables to measure the “waste contain” of different trolley (the best ones and the worst ones in terms of waste) for different size of households. Several "shopping-trolleys" were identified to do so: an "average trolley" for a 2.3 people household, a "mini waste" and a "maxi waste" trolley for a one person household and a "mini waste" and a "maxi waste" trolley for a 4 person household.

3)     Recommendation to disseminate the results.

4)     Drafting of a methodological guide enabling to transfer the method.

The factsheet is a draft version. Further information are expected so that it can be completed.

This action aims at increasing shopkeepers and artisans' awareness on their waste generation. Initiated and led by both the local authority of Coglais Communauté and an NGO called la Passiflore, the action has been done in 4 steps: recruitement of artisans and shopkeepers, personal diagnosis of their waste production, proposition of a list of preventive actions for each category of shop and agreement from the shopkeeper to do some of the proposed actions.

In total, 40 shops were involved and around 55 actions were identified.

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056 ORDIF: Travelling books, France

"Travelling books" ("Passe-livres") is an annual campaign initiated and led by an local environmental association in Montreuil-sur-Mer, North of France. The main objective of this operation is to increase public awareness on waste generation by showing that cultural products can also generate waste. The idea of Travelling books is to give them a second life by exchanging them in several places in the city during the European week for waste reduction.

The first operation was held in 2008 and is expected to be renewed next year.

For more information (in French): http://gdeam.com/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=1162