Good food canteens in Brussels

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Energy, Water

Organisation: Brussels Environment

Main partners:


Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)


“Good Food Canteens” is a project that supports a shift towards sustainable food in the Brussels-Capital Region in institutional kitchens, including kitchens in nurseries, schools, companies, care homes and other administrations whether they are under their own management or that of an outside catering company.

Tools for ecodesign in Flanders

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Resources, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Energy, Plastic, Water, EEE, Land use, Wood, Other bulky items, Biodiversity, Other Fractions

Organisation: OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders)

Main partners:

Localisation: Mechelen (Belgium)


OVAM created an ecodesign service within its facitlity. It developed 3 main tools: Ecolizer (estimation of the environmental impact of a product design), OVAM SIS Toolkit (Sustainable Innovation System – integration of sustainability principles into innovation and design processes), EHE-kit (Implementation of eco-design in higher education). In addition OVAM developed 3 specific activities to boost ecodesign in Flanders: Awards for designers, research and collection of good examples, launch of the European Network of Ecodesign Centres (ENEC).

Sustainable school meals in East Ayrshire

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Waste Prevention, Energy, Plastic

Organisation: East Ayrshire Council

Localisation: East Ayrshire (Scotland)


East Ayrshire was one of the first councils in the UK to change its procurement practices to reflect the Soil Association’s guidelines on sustainable food. In a new contract advertised in 2008, the council wished to offer more sustainable school meals, including reductions in packaging waste.

Procurement of sustainable catering services in Turin

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Turin (Italy)

Localisation: Turin (Italy)


School catering represents a significant part of the procurement budget for the City of Turin. Packaging waste reduction and fractions separate collection are amongst the new measures introduced for more sustainable catering services.