The report describes and analyses the consumption and environmental and economic impacts (for public administrations and consumers) of disposable menstrual products, diapers and wet wipes in the EU-28. Existing reusable solutions are also exposed and valued.
Authorship: Rezero i Zero Waste Europe, ReLoop i Break Free From Plastic
This report is a follow-up to the previous report on the environmental and economic impacts of disposable menstrual products, diapers and wet wipes. It analyses these products’ legal framework, the existing measures to reduce their consumption and their impacts around the world and proposes a series of actions which can be implemented at European, regional and local levels to minimize its impacts and promote reusable solutions.
Authorship: Rezero i Zero Waste Europe
This report analyses and monitors relevant data that helps identify the state and trends of natural resource consumption of waste generation in the Balearic Islands. The report includes twenty-eight indicators that allow us to assess the situation in the Balearic Islands in those aspects considered strategic to move towards a zero-waste society.
After the first edition of 2015, this second report provides new data to reflect on the state and trends in natural resource consumption and waste generation in Catalunya and for the formulation of proposals for a fast and determined transition towards a sustainable and circular production and consumption model.
Rezero has participated in the elaboration of the Strategic Plan of Circular Economy, providing an analysis of the potential for prevention and reuse of current selective and non-selective municipal waste streams and putting forward a set of proposals for actions and measures for prevention, reuse and preparation for reuse that can be developed by the region’s different social and economic agents.
Autorship: Rezero (apartat Prevenció), Institut Cerdà i Fundació Fòrum Ambiental
Barcelona’s Executive Plan for Waste Prevention includes a detailed description of waste prevention actions that aim to be sustainable, visible, technically and economically viable and aimed at the general population. The lines of action worked on are the greening of parties and events, the reuse of glasses and beverage containers in the city, the promotion of the reuse and repair of goods and products and the revision of municipal ordinances to strengthen waste prevention.
The study identifies waste streams where the application of economic incentives through public policies could contribute to the achievement of higher collection levels, and thus reduce the environmental and social impacts generated by this waste’s current management model. The study provides recommendations with the aim of promoting reusable alternatives, reducing waste management costs for public administrations and improving product design.
Autorship: Rezero, Zero Waste Europe i ReLoop
The Life + Rewine project promotes the reuse of bottles in the wine sector in order to reduce waste generation, greenhouse gases and save costs. The project aims to take advantage of opportunities for the reuse of wine bottles, through experimental data to ensure their technical, sanitary and quality viability, and evaluate a cost-effective solution for companies and the environment.
Autorship: Rezero, Parc de Recerca UAB, Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat, Agència de Residus de Catalunya, Inèdit, Infinity i Cooperativa Falset Marçà.
This report analyzes on the one hand the current situation of WEEE management and existing strategies for job creation by improving the management of this waste and, on the other hand, the potential for job creation by improve the recovery of strategic raw materials.
Autorship: Rezero i Datambient
This report provides data to reflect on the state, natural resource consumption and waste generation trends in Catalunya and for the formulation of proposals to move quickly and decisively towards a model of sustainable production and consumption. and circular.
This report analyzes the design, implementation and results of a pilot test of the Disposable Packaging Return System carried out in the municipality of Cadaqués (Girona). The temporary implementation of a deposit and return system in Cadaqués aims to demonstrate the viability of a packaging management model that already works successfully in over 40 countries and regions around the world.
Autorship: Rezero i Retorna
The study consists in analyzing the recycling of certain small aluminum containers (especially NESPRESSO coffee capsules) using the conventional recycling system – yellow containers – in Catalunya, as a pilot test which could be exportable in the future to the rest of Spain.
Autorship: Rezero i Acció Natura