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The debate: biodegradable and compostable plastic bags

2019-05-23T14:08:11+02:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hofer’s certified compostable shopping bag with the seedling logo (c) VictorGroup In April, the University of Plymouth published the study "Environmental deterioration of biodegradable, oxo-biodegradable, compostable, and conventional plastic carrier bags in the sea, soil, and open-air over a 3-year period". Days after the publication, European Bioplastics released a press release stating [...]

Belgium

2019-03-25T11:06:44+02:0011 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 11,3 mio Area: 30,528 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Belgium is divided in three autonomous regions: Flanders (FLA), Wallonia (WAL) and Brussels (BRU). As waste management is a regional authority, each of these regions have their own [...]

Finland

2019-03-25T11:06:10+02:0010 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 5,5 mio Area: 338,424 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Ministry of the Environment (YM) Environmental Protection Department/Sustainable Materials Economy Ari Seppänen, Counsellor, e-mail: ari.seppanen@ym.fi, phone: +358 295 250 266 Finnish association for biological waste treatment: http://www.biolaitosyhdistys.fi/ Speaker Christoph [...]

France

2019-03-25T11:05:47+02:009 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 67,0 mio Area: 643.801 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: The Policy maker is The Ministry of Environment. Waste management is shared between municipalities and private companies (like Suez or Veolia for instance). For those, the local Mayor [...]

Germany

2019-03-25T11:05:10+02:008 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 82,2 mio Area: 357,376 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: German Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Umweltbundesamt) and German Federal Ministry for the Environment (Bundesumweltministerium) Group of organic waste management in the Bundesumweltministerium Dr. Claus-Gerhard Bergs, Referat WA III [...]

Italy

2019-03-25T11:04:26+02:007 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 60,6 mio Area: 301,338 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: CIC – Consorzio Italiano Compostatori Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): In 2010, about 38 % of household waste was separately collected [...]

The Netherlands

2019-03-25T11:03:29+02:006 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(Update pending) Inhabitants: 17,2 mio Area: 41,543 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Nedvang in Rotterdam; info@nedvang.nl Share of organic waste collected separately (latest available figures): No information. Regulations for organic waste collection rates applied in the country [...]

Poland

2019-03-25T11:02:43+02:005 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 38,5 mio Area: 312,679 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: Polish Ministry of the Environment, Department of Waste Management Phone: (+48 22) 36-92-262 E-mail: Departament.Gospodarki.Odpadami@mos.gov.pl There used to be a national and public waste research institute in [...]

Spain

2019-03-25T11:02:00+02:004 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 46,4 mio Area: 505,990 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: At the national level, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA). Key contact person: Mª José Delgado Alfaro - Deputy director General for Waste. [...]

Sweden

2019-03-25T11:00:12+02:003 March 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inhabitants: 10,0 mio Area: 450,295 km2 NATIONAL WASTE SYSTEM - GENERAL LEGISLATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE Authorities for waste management and organic waste management (if different), and key contacts: The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (www.naturvardsverket.se). Key person: Catarina Östlund, catarina.ostlund@naturvardsverket.se In matters concerning certain types of waste (i.e. animal by products), the Swedish Board of [...]