Sofa project on second hand furniture

Categories: Metal, Glass, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: SOFA Project

Localisation: Bristol (UK)

Summary

“SOFA Project” was founded in Bristol in 1982 as the 'Shifting Old Furniture Around' project and has flourished ever since. “SOFA Project” is a social enterprise that supplies second hand furniture, household goods and domestic electrical appliances to people in conditions of need.

RUSZ Repair and service center Vienna

Categories: Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: R.U.S.Z. - Reparatur und Service Zentrum

Localisation: Vienna (Austria)

Summary

Since 1998, Vienna supports financially the repair center R.U.S.Z. – Reparatur und Service Zentrum. At the R.U.S.Z. WEEE products diverted from shredder treatment are collected and repaired. Electronic waste that can be repaired is reused and sold as second hand equipment.

Packaging waste reduction campaign in Vicenza

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

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.

Underground containers for selective collection in Ile-de-France

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Recycling

Organisation: Syndicat Emeraude – Montmorency Valley Syndicate for the treatment of household waste

Main partners:

  • Eco-Emballages – French producer’s responsability organisation for packaging
  • Municipalities

Localisation: Montmorency Valley (FR)

Summary

To overcome difficulties linked with high density and vertical housing, the first underground containers in this area were implemented in 2006 as a pilot project. Following the success of the pilot action, there was an increasing demand on the territory.