European Contacts and Projects
The European Week for Waste Reduction is coordinated by European partner organizations. The project is funded by the LIFE+ programme of the European Commission. To get more information on the LIFE+ programme in your country you can contact your national contact point from the European Commission’s website.
Other European projects:
- Miniwaste is a three-year project (2010- 2012), co-funded by the LIFE+ programme. It aims to demonstrate that it is possible to significantly reduce the amount of organic waste (food and green waste) at the source, and to monitor actions for waste reduction in an efficient and helpful manner. Let’s bring bio-waste back to life!
- Prewaste is a three-year project (2010-2012), co-funded by the INTERREG IV C programme of the European Commission. The project aims to significantly reduce waste production and hazardousness, in particular by delivering waste prevention best practices implemented in Europe, indicators and monitoring tools, and guidelines for planning and implementing waste prevention programmes at local or regional level. It’s time to prevent!
- Green Cook is a project co-financed by the INTERREGI IV B programme (2010 – 2013), which is aimed at reducing food wastage and to make the North-West Europe a model of sustainable food management by in-depth work on the consumer / food relationship thanks to a multisectoral partnership.
- Green Commerce is a LIFE+ project that aims at promoting environmental responsibility in the retail sector. In other words, it is meant to green the activities of small shops in Europe, by, for instance, involving them in the campaign against climate change or reducing energy consumption and waste production. On the other hand, Green Commerce aims at raising consumers’ awareness about the greenest shopping practices.
- RECO Baltic 21 Tech (RB21T) is an INTERREG IVB Baltic Sea Region project that fosters sustainable waste management in the Baltic Sea Region. It aims at strengthening the capacity of Baltic Sea countries to meet the requirements of the various EU directives. RB21T will directly target and assist 30 decision makers on the local/regional and national level in realizing a waste management investment, drawing on the Best Available Technologies (BAT).
The WASP Tool project runs from 2011 to 2014 and aims to develop and demonstrate a waste prevention support tool for local authorities. This web-based decision support tool – WASP tool – will be used on a pilot basis by the three participating municipalities (two in Greece and one in Cyprus).
The NOW – No more organic waste – project (2011-2014) aims to develop a new integrated system to eliminate organic waste in the organised large-scale distribution. It will involve local authorities and representatives of distribution groups.
- The main objective of the FENIX project (2010-2012) is to create a user-friendly and flexible tool for easily obtaining environmental lifecycle assessment (LCA) results on packaging waste management. The tool will also take into account economic and social factors and will be adaptable to different European realities.
- The COR – Campaña Objetivo Residuos (Waste Objective Campaign) – is an awareness raising campaign (2010-2012) aiming at encouraging citizens to modify their habits and incorporate correct domestic waste management (separation of the different fractions) in their daily routine, shared by all members of the family unit in order to make the concept of European recycling society a reality in Barcelona.
- The C.C.H.P Environmental Challenges project (2010-2014) aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of new territorial planning approaches aimed at improving the management of kitchen waste, waste recycling, energy efficiency and protection of soil and water resources.