Terra à Terra project on home composting

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education

Organisation: LIPOR - Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto

Localisation: Greater Porto (Portugal)

Summary

In 2007, LIPOR (Porto inter-municipality) set up “Terra à Terra – Home Composting Project” that aims to promote organic waste reduction at households, schools, institutions and companies of Lipor’s Municipalities.

Small scale in vessel composting

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention

Organisation: Sweden

Localisation: Sweden

Summary

Since 2005 it is prohibited in Sweden to deposit bio waste at landfills. The separate collection and treatment target is 35% of the municipal bio waste by 2010, including home composting.

Self service detergent in large retail

Categories: Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic

Organisation: Piemonte region

Localisation: Piemonte region (Italy)

Summary

In July 2005, the Piemonte region launched the Self Service Detergents Project in order to reduce detergents packaging waste production.

Public Water Fountain with sparkling water

Categories: Eco Consumption, Technical and Research, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education, Water

Organisation: Municipality of Castelfidardo (Italy)

Localisation: Castelfidardo (Italy)

Summary

Since January 2010 the municipality of Castelfidardo (Italy) has installed a public water fountain with a carbon filter system in order to dispense mineral and sparkling water to its inhabitants.