Collaborative economy in Barcelona

Categories: Construction Material, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Energy, Plastic, Communication and Education, Water, EEE, Land use, Wood, Biodiversity, Other bulky items, Collaborative Economy, Other Fractions

Organisation: Barcelona City Council

Main partners:

  • TERSA, Barcelona City Council & Barcelona Metropolitan Area
  • One of the main private partners: AVANCAR

Localisation: Barcelone (Spain)

Summary

Barcelona is becoming a strong hub for collaborative consumption/economy in various domain such as mobility, tourism, clothes, stuff, skills, finances, etc.

Pay as you throw in Flanders

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Wood

Organisation: Flemish government

Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

Citizens are charged for the collection and treatment of the MSW, based on the amount they trow away. This principle is in Flanders combined with Differentiated Tariffs (DifTar) to make residual and bulky waste more expensive than selective collected waste streams.

Incineration and landfil policy in Flanders

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Construction Material, Legal, Paper, Metal, Economic, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, EEE, Wood

Organisation: Flemish government

Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

The Flemish Government implements incineration and landfill restrictions. As a result, landfilling of bio-waste, unsorted waste, separated waste suitable for recycling and combustible waste are banned. Incineration of separated waste streams and unsorted waste are also banned.

Community RePaint scheme

Categories: Construction Material, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other Fractions

Organisation: Resource Futures

Localisation: United Kingdom

Summary

In 1992 SWAP (now Resource Futures) conducted research into household hazardous waste through the Waste Wagon project. As a result of this research the first local Community RePaint scheme was established and subsequently a national network of local schemes emerged.