Paper use reduction in the office by Amiat

Categories: Paper, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education

Organisation: AMIAT

Localisation: Turin (Italy)

Summary

The public company AMIAT, managed by the city of Turin, started in 2008 a campaign to encourage paper use reduction in their offices. The campaign was addressed to all 350 employees of AMIAT.

Packaging waste reduction campaign in Vicenza

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic

Organisation: Municipalities of Suzzara, Mogliano Veneto and Valdagno (Italy)

Localisation: Suzzara, Mogliano and Valdagno (Italy)

Summary

The municipalities of Suzzara, Mogliano Veneto and Valdagno in Italy have developed a packaging waste reduction campaign with the help of a communication company « Achab group ». The retailers had to adopt at least 3 waste reduction practices.

Separate collection of batteries in Greece

Categories: Economic, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: AFIS

Localisation: Greece (EL)

Summary

Starting from 2005, separate collection of batteries started in Greece under teh responsibility of AFIS, a non-profit organization with the aim to collect and recycle portable batteries and accumulators in order to fulfill the national obligation to do so.

Gypsum to gypsum project

Categories: Construction Material, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: EUROGYPSUM, The European Association of plaster and plasterboard manufacturers

Main partners:

Universities

  • National Technical University of Athens – Greece
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Spain

Laboratory

  • Fundación Gómez Pardo –LOEMCO – Spain Consulting agency
  • Recovering SARL – France

Demolition companies

  • Occamat – France
  • Cantillon Ltd – UK
  • Recycling assistance BVBA – Belgium
  • Pinault & Gapaix – France
  • KS Engineering – Germany

Recycling companies

  • New West Gypsum Recycling Benelux BVBA – Belgium
  • Gips Recycling Denmark A/S – Denmark

Gypsum manufacturing companies

  • Placoplâtre SA (Saint Gobain group) – France
  • Siniat SA – France
  • Siniat Ltd – UK
  • Knauf Gips KG – Germany
  • NV Saint Gobain Construction Products Belgium SA (Gyproc) – Belgium

Localisation: Pilot projects: 1) Belgium: Brussels and Antwerp; 2) France: Paris and Vaujours; 3) France: Levallois Perret and Auneuil; 4) Germany: Graben and Iphofen; the Netherlands: Werkendam; 5) UK: London, Avonmouth and Bristol

Summary

The GtoG project focused on eight EU target countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK); estimating that around 1,150,000 tons of plasterboard waste was generated in 2012. In most of these European countries, a low recycling rate of gypsum waste was observed. The aim of the GtoG project was to produce plasterboard with up to 30% content of recycled gypsum coming from both production and C&D waste.