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.

On-site composting in Royal Parks of London

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Recycling

Organisation: The Royal Parks

Localisation: London (UK)

Summary

Since 2002 as part of ISO 14001 registration ‘The Royal Parks’ (Central London) has formally carried out the composting of green waste in the Central Royal Parks (Hyde, St James’s and The Green Parks and Kensington Gardens). The project aimed to demonstrate the sustainable use of green waste arising and to recycle a target of 100% of uncontaminated green waste by the end of 2005, including expired perennial and bedding planting.

Underground containers for selective collection in Ile-de-France

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

Organisation: Syndicat Emeraude – Montmorency Valley Syndicate for the treatment of household waste

Main partners:

  • Eco-Emballages – French producer’s responsability organisation for packaging
  • Municipalities

Localisation: Montmorency Valley (FR)

Summary

To overcome difficulties linked with high density and vertical housing, the first underground containers in this area were implemented in 2006 as a pilot project. Following the success of the pilot action, there was an increasing demand on the territory.