The 18 one-page case studies in the report include experiences from Barcelona in Spain to Lille and Hurepoix in France, Stuttgart and Munich in Germany, Dublin in Ireland, Leeds and Milton Keynes in the UK, and the EU's unofficial Belgian capital of Brussels. Each study profiles a particular feature of interest.
For example, Lille is included because it combined the objectives of recycling and job placement, giving 270 people work experience, 60% of whom went on to find permanent employment. The Austrian city of Salzburg offers a 15% reduction on household waste collection to people who compost their own putrescible wastes. Barcelona in Spain is operating a novel experimental system in which lorries vacuum organic and non-recyclable wastes from separate underground containers beneath street bins.
Energie-Cités, tel: +33 3 81 65 36 80; Association of Cities for Recycling, tel: +32 2 775 7701; Consorzio Agrital Ricerche, tel: +39 06 667 8357. The report is on the Energie-Cités website in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
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