Watch your waste campaign in Manchester

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Recycle for Greater Manchester

Localisation: Manchester (United Kingdom)

Summary

The action took place in Manchester (and the other 8 districts) in 2011. Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) proposed to develop a watch your waste week event to promote awareness of waste prevention activities in order to encourage a change in behavior by showing how small changes can make a difference without the need to change lifestyle. The watch your waste week campaign would also be a celebration event of what has been achieved to date to reduce waste across Greater Manchester.

Bienvenue a Poubellec’h campaign in Crozon

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Communication and Education

Organisation: Communauté de communes de la Presqu’île de Crozon

Main partners:

  • ADEME

Localisation: Crozon (France)

Summary

During the European Week for Waste Reduction in 2009 and to meet its own waste reduction objectives, the community of municipalities, in partnership with the Maison des Minéraux, ADEME and the Finistère Departmental Council, decided to devise an educational game to raise awareness among all residents about practices aimed at producing less waste.

Reusable nappies in Donostia

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Communication and Education, Other Fractions

Organisation: Ayuntamiento de Donostia – San Sebastian

Main partners:

Localisation: Donostia (Spain)

Summary

Disposable nappies represent 2% of total municipal waste in San Sebastian. The objective of the initiative that took place in 2011 was therefore to reduce this type of waste and promote the use of reusable nappies.

Proximity separate collection in Ljubljana

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Paper, Legal, Economic, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: SNAGA (public waste management company in Ljubljana and its surrounding municipalities - Brezovica, Dobrova - Polhov Gradec, Dol pri Ljubljani, Ig, Horjul, Medvode, Škofljica, Velike Lašče and Vodice)

Localisation: Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Summary

Since 2008, the public waste management company replaced ordinary containers in the centre of Ljubljana with underground collection points, thus rationalising waste management and improving the appearance of the city. Glass, packaging and paper can be deposited by anyone, while a card is required to deposit organic and residual waste (available free of charge to all household users living in the area). The project proved to be extremely successful and is often presented as an example of good practice to other cities.