Better than new, a repair and reuse campaign in Tiana

Categories: Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Environmental Authority of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (EMA-AMB)

Main partners:

  • Catalan Waste Agency (ARC)

Localisation: Tiana (Spain)

Summary

The entity’s “Better than new, 100% Old Campaign” made proposals for change aimed at the most sensitive citizens. The campaign encourages repair and reuse with a view to extending the useful life of the products along different routes: repairer network in districts, second hand and exchange markets, specific repair workshops, etc. (2010)

Piu-m@re project in Gallipoli

Categories: Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other Fractions

Organisation: Municipality of Gallipoli

Main partners:

  • National Steering Committee of the EWWR (AICA, Italian Ministry for the environment, municipality of Rome, Legambiente, Utilitalia, etc.)

Localisation: Gallipoli (Italy)

Summary

The action was designed to reduce the pollution’s marine ecosystem caused by abandonment of fishing gear worn by the dissemination of good practices of reuse and recovery.

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.

Warp it in Sunderland

Categories: Eco Consumption, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Sunderland City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Sunderland (United Kingdom)

Summary

The Sunderland Partnership is a collaboration between numerous public and private institutions, as well as the community and voluntary sectors, to improve the quality of life for all city inhabitants. One of its programmes oversees the active sharing of “end-of-life” products in order to reduce costs and avoid waste. Warp It, a software program that enables different organisations in a particular region to connect and exchange products, is used to achieve these objectives.