Sofa project on second hand furniture

Categories: Metal, Glass, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: SOFA Project

Localisation: Bristol (UK)

Summary

“SOFA Project” was founded in Bristol in 1982 as the 'Shifting Old Furniture Around' project and has flourished ever since. “SOFA Project” is a social enterprise that supplies second hand furniture, household goods and domestic electrical appliances to people in conditions of need.

Reusable nappies in day nurseries

Categories: Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other Fractions

Organisation: Municipality of Sant Cugat del Vallès

Localisation: Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia (Spain)

Summary

In the municipality of Sant Cugat del Vallès around 2% of the municipal waste comes from nappies. In order to reduce waste from nappies Sant Cugat municipality initiated in 2007, with the support of the Agencia de Residuos de Cataluña, a pilot project on reusable nappies in 2 nurseries.

Community RePaint scheme

Categories: Construction Material, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other Fractions

Organisation: Resource Futures

Localisation: United Kingdom

Summary

In 1992 SWAP (now Resource Futures) conducted research into household hazardous waste through the Waste Wagon project. As a result of this research the first local Community RePaint scheme was established and subsequently a national network of local schemes emerged.

RUSZ Repair and service center Vienna

Categories: Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, EEE, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: R.U.S.Z. - Reparatur und Service Zentrum

Localisation: Vienna (Austria)

Summary

Since 1998, Vienna supports financially the repair center R.U.S.Z. – Reparatur und Service Zentrum. At the R.U.S.Z. WEEE products diverted from shredder treatment are collected and repaired. Electronic waste that can be repaired is reused and sold as second hand equipment.