Ecodynamic enterprise label

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Eco Production, Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Water, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Main partners:

  • Impulse.brussels (Brussels Entreprise Agency)
  • BECI (Chamber of commerce in Brussels)

Localisation: Brussels (Belgium)

Summary

The Ecodynamic enterprise label was created in 1999 by Brussels Environment. This Environmental Management System (EMS) offers private companies and public administrations with a systematic approach to lowering their impact on the environment. The “Ecodynamic enterprise” label is an official recognition of good environmental management practices by the Brussels-Capital Region. It encourages the introduction of an EMS, with a view towards eventual EMAS or ISO 14001 registrations. There are three levels depending on the initial level of environmental performance within the organisation. Each level is symbolised by stars. Applications are evaluated based on a large range of criteria. These criteria concern specific ecomanagement actions, quality of the environmental review, and the plan of actions established.

Multi-use wine bottle project in Styria

Categories: Economic, Glass, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse

Organisation: Styrian Chamber of Agriculture

Main partners:

  • Styrian FA19D Waste and Material Flow Management
  • Styrian winegrowing enterprises

Localisation: Styria (Austria)

Summary

This action was organised in 2011 as a pilot project by the Specialised Division 19D Waste and Material Flow Management of the Styrian Provincial Government and the Wine Department of the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture in collaboration with Styrian winegrowers, SPAR supermarkets and the friends of Styrian quality wines. The action aimed to increase the quantity of Steiermarkflaschen that are refilled after their first use.

Watch your waste campaign in Manchester

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, 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.

Waste reduction project in Saint-Gilles

Categories: Paper, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education

Organisation: Communal authority of Saint-Gilles

Main partners:

Localisation: Saint-Gilles (Belgium)

Summary

The communal authority of Saint-Gilles has for several years carried out waste reduction actions, and more widely sustainable development actions. During the Week for Waste Reduction in 2009, the commune took advantage of it to highlight what it was doing and to launch new initiatives, directed both at its personnel and at its inhabitants.