Pay as you throw in Flanders

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

Household pay-by-weight charging system in Ireland

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

Organisation: Irish Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

Main partners:

  • Three Waste Regions within Ireland
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Local authorities
  • Private waste collectors

Localisation: Ireland (IE)

Summary

A significant number of household collectors, both within this Region and nationally, have implemented a pay-per-weight charging system in order to comply with the pay-by-weight charging system required in their waste collection permit since 2005.

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.