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

G’scheit feiern – Reusable Crockery at Events

Categories: Paper, Eco Consumption, Metal, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Glass, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Energy, Communication and Education

Organisation: Styrian Region

Localisation: Styria, Austria


In 2001, the Austrian region Styria introduced the brand “G´SCHEIT FEIERN” (clever feasting) as a “new Styrian festival culture” based on sustainability. This included the generation of less waste, the consumption of regional products of superior quality and alternative solutions for arrival and departure with cars during festivities.

EPA as a tool for advertising paper waste prevention

Categories: Paper, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention

Organisation: OVAM

Localisation: Flanders region (Belgium)


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.

Education project on paper waste in secondary schools

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education

Organisation: LIPOR - Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Localisation: Portugal


The “Resíduos OK Project” was an environmental education project implemented by LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto, addressed to Secondary Schools and aiming to promote the implementation of actions catalyst of good environmental practices, especially in terms of paper waste prevention.