Home composting after a landfill disposal ban on yard trimmings and grass clippings

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

Organisation: MADEP (Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection)

Localisation: Massachusetts, USA

Summary

Since 1994, the MADEP (Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection) makes home composting bins available to cities and towns through its recycling equipment grant program

EPA as a tool for advertising paper waste prevention

Categories: Legal, Paper, Economic, Waste Prevention

Organisation: OVAM

Localisation: Flanders region (Belgium)

Summary

The Flanders decree of 2 July 1981 concerning the prevention and management of waste products stipulates that ‘Environmental Policy Agreements (EPA)’ can be concluded for reaching certain objectives. The same decree designated the product groups for which an acceptance duty is set with the aim to collect and recycle. The ‘Flanders regulation with regard to waste prevention and management (VLAREA)’ of 1998 provides the ‘execution resolutions’ for the decree of 1981 concerning the prevention and management of waste products.

Ban on one way packaging at retailer’ counters

Categories: Paper, Legal, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Plastic

Organisation: FCD (Fédération des Entreprises du Commerce et de la Distribution = Federation of Entreprises of Trade and Distribution)

Localisation: France

Summary

The Federation of enterprises of trade and distribution (FCD) aims at a ban on all one-way packaging at the counters by 2011.

Ban of disposable packaging at large-scale events in Germany

Categories: Paper, Legal, Waste Prevention, Plastic

Organisation: Institute for ecology Gießen/Marburg and Municipality of Korbach

Localisation: Korbach, State of Hesse, Germany

Summary

The Hessentag (Hessian Day) is an annual event, both fair and festival, organized by the German state of Hesse. In 1997, one of the measures implemented was the ban on disposable packaging for the whole event.