Multi-use wine bottle project in Styria

Categories: Economic, Glass, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse

Organisation: Styrian Chamber of Agriculture

Main partners:

  • Styrian FA19D Waste and Material Flow Management
  • Styrian winegrowing enterprises

Localisation: Styria (Austria)

Summary

This action was organised in 2011 as a pilot project by the Specialised Division 19D Waste and Material Flow Management of the Styrian Provincial Government and the Wine Department of the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture in collaboration with Styrian winegrowers, SPAR supermarkets and the friends of Styrian quality wines. The action aimed to increase the quantity of Steiermarkflaschen that are refilled after their first use.

Bienvenue a Poubellec’h campaign in Crozon

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education

Organisation: Communauté de communes de la Presqu’île de Crozon

Main partners:

  • ADEME

Localisation: Crozon (France)

Summary

During the European Week for Waste Reduction in 2009 and to meet its own waste reduction objectives, the community of municipalities, in partnership with the Maison des Minéraux, ADEME and the Finistère Departmental Council, decided to devise an educational game to raise awareness among all residents about practices aimed at producing less waste.

Pilot plant of the institute of industrial and automation technologies in Milan

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Energy, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, Recycling, EEE, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Other Fractions

Organisation: Institute of industrial and automation technologies

Main partners:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • Dipartimento di ingegneria, ICT e tecnologie per l’energia e trasporti (DIITET)
  • Manufuture European Platform (MEP)
  • Others partners: see weblink

Localisation: Milan (Italy)

Summary

ITIA-CNR continuously supports the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector by bringing innovation in the factory. The enabling technologies and tools developed by their Research Departments are used to realize physical pilot factories which represent valuable platforms to support industrial research and the transfer of research results to companies. One example is a pilot plant for the De–and Remanufacturing of automotive mechatronic components. Some others research fields in addition to demanufacturing are Industrial Products-Service System and Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle or the future of 3D-printing.

Warp it in Sunderland

Categories: Eco Consumption, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Industrial and Territorial Ecology

Organisation: Sunderland City Council

Main partners:

Localisation: Sunderland (United Kingdom)

Summary

The Sunderland Partnership is a collaboration between numerous public and private institutions, as well as the community and voluntary sectors, to improve the quality of life for all city inhabitants. One of its programmes oversees the active sharing of “end-of-life” products in order to reduce costs and avoid waste. Warp It, a software program that enables different organisations in a particular region to connect and exchange products, is used to achieve these objectives.