Sustainable procurement of office supplies in Ghent

Categories: Paper, Economic, Eco Consumption, Recycling, Other Fractions

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Ghent

Localisation: Ghent (Belgium)

Summary

In 2008, the City of Ghent put the Ghent 2020 action plan into place, setting the policy scene for concrete actions for a sustainable, inclusive and open society. This good practice factsheet focuses on the city of Ghent’s procuremet of paper and office supply.

De Site project in Ghent

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Technical and Research, Land use, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: Social structures Ghent NPO (Samenlevingsopbouw Gent vzw)

Main partners:

Localisation: Ghent (Belgium)

Summary

The Site (De site) is a meeting point for local residents in Ghent of different population group, nationalities and people of different ages. This kind of meeting place is created not only by providing the necessary infrastructure (including a 3000 m² urban horticulture plot, mini kitchen gardens, a multi-purpose sports terrain, containers to provide material storage and work space, etc.), but also by developing projects with appropriate content (relating to both the neighbourhood and beyond).

Multi-use wine bottle project in Styria

Categories: Economic, Glass, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse

Organisation: Styrian Chamber of Agriculture

Main partners:

  • Styrian FA19D Waste and Material Flow Management
  • Styrian winegrowing enterprises

Localisation: Styria (Austria)

Summary

This action was organised in 2011 as a pilot project by the Specialised Division 19D Waste and Material Flow Management of the Styrian Provincial Government and the Wine Department of the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture in collaboration with Styrian winegrowers, SPAR supermarkets and the friends of Styrian quality wines. The action aimed to increase the quantity of Steiermarkflaschen that are refilled after their first use.

Watch your waste campaign in Manchester

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Recycle for Greater Manchester

Localisation: Manchester (United Kingdom)

Summary

The action took place in Manchester (and the other 8 districts) in 2011. Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) proposed to develop a watch your waste week event to promote awareness of waste prevention activities in order to encourage a change in behavior by showing how small changes can make a difference without the need to change lifestyle. The watch your waste week campaign would also be a celebration event of what has been achieved to date to reduce waste across Greater Manchester.