Underground containers in Florence

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Paper, Legal, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: City of Florence

Main partners:

Localisation: Florence/Tuscany/Italy

Summary

The City of Florence implemented an underground waste collection system in the historical city centre to reduce the aesthetic impact of waste and boost selective collection. This was done in combination with an archaeological surveillance procedure which allowed the valorisation of eventual archaeological findings made during the digging phase, enriching the historical knowledge of the city.

Integration of waste collection points in the urban centre in Córdoba

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Legal, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Recycling, Land use

Organisation: E.M. Sanitation Córdoba

Main partners:

Municipality of Córdoba

Localisation: Córdoba/Andalusia/Spain

Summary

The City of Córdoba implemented a series of waste deposit solutions aimed at addressing the problem of the visual impact of waste management in heritage city centres. Waste collection points, underground containers and container covers were integrated in the urban centre succeeding in reconciling the need to implement separate collection with environmental aesthetics and urban hygiene.

Charge for single-use carrier bags in Scotland

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

In October 2014, Scotland introduced a minimum 5p charge for single use carrier bags through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. Before the charge, retailers in Scotland gave out an estimated 800 million single-use bags each year. The new regulations have dramatically reduced this number. Through the Carrier Bag Commitment Scottish retailers have and continue to direct the proceeds of the charge to all manner of good causes.

Amersfoort food strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Collaborative Economy

Tags: sustainable food, food chain

Organisation: Municipality of Amersfoort

Main partners:

  • Echt Eten Metwerk (EEM)

Localisation: Amersfoort/Utrecht/Netherlands

Summary

Echt Eten Metwerk (EEM, “Real Food Network”), in partnership with the municipality of Amersfoort and other local actors, released a Local Action Plan (LAP) entitled “Real Food in the EEM-City” (Echt Eten in de EEMstad). This strategy shows the position of Amersfoort in regard to local food and sustainability in 2014 and 2015. This includes an historical background, projects undertaken and outcomes of those projects.