On-site composting in Royal Parks of London

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Recycling

Organisation: The Royal Parks

Localisation: London (UK)

Summary

Since 2002 as part of ISO 14001 registration ‘The Royal Parks’ (Central London) has formally carried out the composting of green waste in the Central Royal Parks (Hyde, St James’s and The Green Parks and Kensington Gardens). The project aimed to demonstrate the sustainable use of green waste arising and to recycle a target of 100% of uncontaminated green waste by the end of 2005, including expired perennial and bedding planting.

Door-to-door selective collection in Lisbon

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Recycling

Organisation: Municipality of Lisbon

Localisation: Lisbon (PT)

Summary

In 2003, the door-to-door selective collection of waste fractions was implemented in households, in substitution of the existing multimaterial bring bank system.

Household pay-by-weight charging system in Ireland

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, EEE

Organisation: Irish Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

Main partners:

  • Three Waste Regions within Ireland
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Local authorities
  • Private waste collectors

Localisation: Ireland (IE)

Summary

A significant number of household collectors, both within this Region and nationally, have implemented a pay-per-weight charging system in order to comply with the pay-by-weight charging system required in their waste collection permit since 2005.

Waste awareness campaigns for children in Tallinn

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, EEE

Organisation: Municipality of Tallinn

Main partners:

  • Kindergartens and schools in the City of Tallinn and Harju County
  • MTÜ Eesti Taaskasutusorganisatsioon (EPRO)
  • Estonian PackCycling (EPC)/Eesti Pakendiringlus
  • Kesto OÜ
  • Estonian foundation Environmental Investment Centre

Localisation: Estonia (EE)

Summary

Waste Wolf (in Estonian Prügihunt) is the City of Tallinn’s waste awareness campaign, which was organized since 2003. The waste awareness mascot also bears the same name. The goal of the campaign is to make the behaviour of the residents of Tallinn more environmentally friendly. Public events, competitions, information seminars and public surveys are carried out within the framework of the waste awareness campaign, and excursions to landfills and waste stations are organized.