EPA as a tool for advertising paper waste prevention

Categories: Paper, Legal, 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.

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

Summary

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.

Education project on paper waste in primary schools

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

Organisation: LIPOR - Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Localisation: Portugal

Summary

The “Re-Agir Project” was an environmental education project implemented by LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto, addressed to primary schools, which aimed to develop initiatives to promote community participation in educational actions environmental awareness and involve families in this context

Dematerialisation through ICT in Manresa

Categories: Paper, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research

Organisation: Manresa City Council

Localisation: Manresa, Catalonia, Spain

Summary

In 2007, the Territorial Area of Manresa City Council (Catalonia) commanded a research study “Ent, Environment and Management” to analyze the sources of paper waste and to evaluate the effectiveness of paper waste reduction via dematerialisation.