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)


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.

Wiener Tafel project on food distribution service

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research

Organisation: Wiener Tafel

Localisation: Vienna (Austria)


The Wiener Tafel is a food distribution service which was founded in 1999 in Vienna, Austria, following the German example of such as service, Die Tafeln.

The Highland real nappy programme

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

Organisation: Highland Real Nappy Project (HNRP)

Localisation: Highland Council area (UK)


The Highland Real Nappy Project (HNRP) started in November 2001 and has built up a network of dedicated and experienced volunteers who promote the benefits of real nappy use across the Highland Council area.

Textiles waste prevention in North Wales

Categories: Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other bulky items

Organisation: Cylch (Wales Community Recycling Network)

Localisation: North Wales (UK)


Cylch (Wales Community Recycling Network) is operating a pilot scheme in North Wales with the objective to reduce the amount of textiles going to landfill, and to ensure that communities benefit from textiles reuse and recycling.