Maryland ban on disposal of yard trimmings

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Waste Prevention

Organisation: Montgomery County (USA)

Localisation: Montgomery County, Maryland (USA)


The Montgomery County DEP launched its yard trimmings source reduction program over a 2-year period (1994 to 1995), during which it targeted 180,000 single family homes, 250 landscape and lawn service companies, 30,000 multifamily and commercial property managers, conservation groups, homeowner associations, garden clubs, nature centres, public gardens, and nurseries.

Marks and Spencer Plan A on Packaging reduction

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Paper, Legal, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic

Organisation: Marks & Spencer

Localisation: United Kingdom


Retailer Marks & Spencer launched ‘Plan A’ in January 2007, setting out 100 commitments to achieve in 5 years. Through Plan A, M&S is working with its customers and suppliers to combat climate change, reduce waste, use sustainable raw materials, trade ethically, and help its customers to lead healthier lifestyles

Kringloopcentra and Bulky waste reuse

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

Organisation: Kringloopcentra

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Localisation: Flanders region (Belgium)


The system of Reuse Centres originated in the Netherlands and was imported to Flanders in the early 1990s. Reuse is the second priority in the Flemish waste policy, following prevention.

Home composting scheme in Flanders

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education

Organisation: Vlaco

Localisation: Flanders region (Belgium)


Flanders has since 1992 gradually, through renewed Household Waste Management Plans (HWMP), implemented a comprehensive HC programme. In this plans HC is considered as waste prevention and the first priority in the Flemish waste policy.