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Green to gold
waste prevention, recycling and
re-use in urban areas
Your name and title
2
From a problem to a potential…
 Waste is not just a problem to
be addressed:
 It’s also a potential to be
exploited:
...
Waste generation in urban areas
3
Very varied generation of waste per capita…
…but still very high waste density
Germany
P...
Urban Benefits…
 High waste density:
 Economies of scale for waste treatment
 Less expensive waste collection
 Critica...
Recycling - WEEE
5
 Clean and large waste
streams from cities
 Commodities for world
market and provide
secure supply of...
Re-use and waste prevention
 Preventing waste is best from all
perspectives:
 Create jobs, secure environment, reduce
de...
Re-use at end of life…
 Re-using old items:
 Refurbishment
 Formal re-sale
 Informal resale:
 Network based (local an...
…a lifetime of re-use
 Building re-use into business models:
 Product service systems
 Hire of products
 Libraries
 C...
9
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Munck kampmann, birgit, cph ressource institute

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Munck kampmann, birgit, cph ressource institute

  1. 1. Green to gold waste prevention, recycling and re-use in urban areas Your name and title
  2. 2. 2 From a problem to a potential…  Waste is not just a problem to be addressed:  It’s also a potential to be exploited:  Not just the waste that is produced…  …but also by preventing waste from happening.
  3. 3. Waste generation in urban areas 3 Very varied generation of waste per capita… …but still very high waste density Germany Poland Holland Finland
  4. 4. Urban Benefits…  High waste density:  Economies of scale for waste treatment  Less expensive waste collection  Critical mass for waste-focused initiatives 4 Recycling Waste prevention and re-use
  5. 5. Recycling - WEEE 5  Clean and large waste streams from cities  Commodities for world market and provide secure supply of critical materials The EU lost approx. €1.6 BILLION worth of rare and critical metals contained in WEEE in 2010.
  6. 6. Re-use and waste prevention  Preventing waste is best from all perspectives:  Create jobs, secure environment, reduce demands on waste management systems  Perfectly suited to urban areas:  High population density = low transaction costs 6
  7. 7. Re-use at end of life…  Re-using old items:  Refurbishment  Formal re-sale  Informal resale:  Network based (local and open)  Flee markets 7
  8. 8. …a lifetime of re-use  Building re-use into business models:  Product service systems  Hire of products  Libraries  Communal ownership  Keep products in use:  Better quality demanded  Longer life through repair  LESS WASTE! 8
  9. 9. 9 Thank you for your attention For more information please visit our website: www.cri.dk

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