Packaging waste reduction campaign in Vicenza

Categories: Paper, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education

Organisation: Municipalities of Suzzara, Mogliano Veneto and Valdagno (Italy)

Localisation: Suzzara, Mogliano and Valdagno (Italy)

Summary

The municipalities of Suzzara, Mogliano Veneto and Valdagno in Italy have developed a packaging waste reduction campaign with the help of a communication company « Achab group ». The retailers had to adopt at least 3 waste reduction practices.

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.

Office dematerialisation in Brussels Region

Categories: Paper, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Energy

Organisation: Brussels Environment (IBGE-BIM)

Localisation: Brussels Capital Region (Belgium)

Summary

At the end of 2003, the Brussels Administration for Environment (IBGE-BIM) initiated a “Program of office dematerialisation actions” aiming to reduce office paper and energy consumption.

Gypsum to gypsum project

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Production, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: EUROGYPSUM, The European Association of plaster and plasterboard manufacturers

Main partners:

Universities

  • National Technical University of Athens – Greece
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Spain

Laboratory

  • Fundación Gómez Pardo –LOEMCO – Spain Consulting agency
  • Recovering SARL – France

Demolition companies

  • Occamat – France
  • Cantillon Ltd – UK
  • Recycling assistance BVBA – Belgium
  • Pinault & Gapaix – France
  • KS Engineering – Germany

Recycling companies

  • New West Gypsum Recycling Benelux BVBA – Belgium
  • Gips Recycling Denmark A/S – Denmark

Gypsum manufacturing companies

  • Placoplâtre SA (Saint Gobain group) – France
  • Siniat SA – France
  • Siniat Ltd – UK
  • Knauf Gips KG – Germany
  • NV Saint Gobain Construction Products Belgium SA (Gyproc) – Belgium

Localisation: Pilot projects: 1) Belgium: Brussels and Antwerp; 2) France: Paris and Vaujours; 3) France: Levallois Perret and Auneuil; 4) Germany: Graben and Iphofen; the Netherlands: Werkendam; 5) UK: London, Avonmouth and Bristol

Summary

The GtoG project focused on eight EU target countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK); estimating that around 1,150,000 tons of plasterboard waste was generated in 2012. In most of these European countries, a low recycling rate of gypsum waste was observed. The aim of the GtoG project was to produce plasterboard with up to 30% content of recycled gypsum coming from both production and C&D waste.