Plastic Metal and Drink packaging PMD collection in Flanders

Categories: Paper, Metal, Technical and Research, Plastic, Recycling

Organisation: Flemish government

Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency
  • Interregional Packaging Commission (IVCIE)
  • Fost Plus (EPR organisation for packaging in Belgium) and its members

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

PMD stands for Plastic bottles and flasks, Metal packaging and Drink cartons. These waste streams are collected together in a transparent blue bag. The bags are collected door to door on a two weekly basis, as well as on the civic amenity sites. Afterwards the bags are sorted out in a number of different waste streams and sent to recycling facilities.

Pay as you throw in Flanders

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Wood

Organisation: Flemish government

Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

Citizens are charged for the collection and treatment of the MSW, based on the amount they trow away. This principle is in Flanders combined with Differentiated Tariffs (DifTar) to make residual and bulky waste more expensive than selective collected waste streams.

Incineration and landfil policy in Flanders

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Wood

Organisation: Flemish government

Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Summary

The Flemish Government implements incineration and landfill restrictions. As a result, landfilling of bio-waste, unsorted waste, separated waste suitable for recycling and combustible waste are banned. Incineration of separated waste streams and unsorted waste are also banned.

Paper use reduction in the office by Amiat

Categories: Paper, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education

Organisation: AMIAT

Localisation: Turin (Italy)

Summary

The public company AMIAT, managed by the city of Turin, started in 2008 a campaign to encourage paper use reduction in their offices. The campaign was addressed to all 350 employees of AMIAT.