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Regions for Recycling (R4R) is a 3-year European project (2012-2014) aiming to enable its partners to improve their recycling performance through consistent comparisons and an exchange of good practices.

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  • repair cafe

    3 Repair Cafes for residents of the Southern Waste Region

    A series of 3 repair cafes are underway in the South Waste Region of Ireland and these waste prevention/reuse events are aimed at raising awareness and ability amongst communities to relearn basic skills so old or broken items can be given a new lease of life.

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  • ORDIF conference: Waste Management in dense urban centres, 6 November 2014

    ORDIF conference: Waste Management in dense urban centres, 6 November 2014

    Organised in Paris as a closure conference for the R4R project, this conference aims at bringing together densely populated local authorities sharing the same constraints to exchange their experiences overcoming some of these difficulties.

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  • R4R presented during the Solid Waste World Congress 2014

    R4R presented during the Solid Waste World Congress 2014, organized by ISWA, Sao Paulo, 08–11.09.14

    On 9 September the EU Interreg IVC project ‘Regions for Recycling’ (R4R) was presented by OVAM during the Solid Waste World Congress 2014, organized by the International Solid Waste Agency (ISWA) in Sao Paulo.

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  • Around half of PET bottles collected for treatment in the EU

    Around half of PET bottles collected for treatment in the EU 

    Recent numbers from Petcore Europe show that the overall collection of PET bottles in Europe amounted to 1.64 million tonnes in 2013, equivalent to 56% of PET containers in circulation within the EU, or 65 billion PET bottles.

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  • Selective collection increased by 50 times in 8 years in Romania

    Selective collection increased by 50 times in 8 years in Romania

    Compared to eight years before Romanians selectively collected some 40,000 tonnes of waste in 2013, 50 times more waste than eight years before, according to Eco-Rom Ambalaje.

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