Watch your waste campaign in Manchester

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

Organisation: Recycle for Greater Manchester

Localisation: Manchester (United Kingdom)


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.

Better than new, a repair and reuse campaign in Tiana

Categories: Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Environmental Authority of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (EMA-AMB)

Main partners:

  • Catalan Waste Agency (ARC)

Localisation: Tiana (Spain)


The entity’s “Better than new, 100% Old Campaign” made proposals for change aimed at the most sensitive citizens. The campaign encourages repair and reuse with a view to extending the useful life of the products along different routes: repairer network in districts, second hand and exchange markets, specific repair workshops, etc. (2010)

Pilot plant of the institute of industrial and automation technologies in Milan

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Design, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Institute of industrial and automation technologies

Main partners:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • Dipartimento di ingegneria, ICT e tecnologie per l’energia e trasporti (DIITET)
  • Manufuture European Platform (MEP)
  • Others partners: see weblink

Localisation: Milan (Italy)


ITIA-CNR continuously supports the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by bringing innovation in the factory. The enabling technologies and tools developed by their Research Departments are used to realize physical pilot factories which represent valuable platforms to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies. One example is a pilot plant for the De–and Remanufacturing of automotive mechatronic components. Some others research fields in addition to demanufacturing are Industrial Products-Service System and Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle or the future of 3D-printing.

Proximity separate collection in Ljubljana

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Technical and Research, Glass, Plastic, Communication and Education, Recycling, Other Fractions

Organisation: SNAGA (public waste management company in Ljubljana and its surrounding municipalities - Brezovica, Dobrova - Polhov Gradec, Dol pri Ljubljani, Ig, Horjul, Medvode, Škofljica, Velike Lašče and Vodice)

Localisation: Ljubljana (Slovenia)


Since 2008, the public waste management company replaced ordinary containers in the centre of Ljubljana with underground collection points, thus rationalising waste management and improving the appearance of the city. Glass, packaging and paper can be deposited by anyone, while a card is required to deposit organic and residual waste (available free of charge to all household users living in the area). The project proved to be extremely successful and is often presented as an example of good practice to other cities.