12 März 2012

Berlin: successful pilot project with compostable bags for biodegradable waste

Approximately 80% of the residents surveyed were satisfied with the bags for collecting organic waste

The municipal waste management company Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR) and BASF have successfully completed a joint pilot project involving the use of organic waste bags made of the biodegradable plastic Ecovio® FS. In September 2011, more than 21,000 households in the districts of Prenzlauer Berg and Hellersdorf each received a test package with 10 organic waste bags. Approximately 80% of the residents surveyed were satisfied with the bags for collecting organic waste.

The number of conventional, non-biodegradable bags that ended up in the organic waste bins fell sharply during the trial. In Prenzlauer Berg, incorrect disposal fell by 37% and in Hellersdorf by 67%. The amount of organic waste collected increased by about 10% in the fourth quarter of 2011.

… Full Text: http://en.european-bioplastics.org/blog/2012/03/12/berlin-successful-pilot-project-with-compostable-bags-for-biodegradable-waste/

Tags: pilot project, Ecovio ® FS, organic waste bag

Source: European-Bioplastics, 2012-03-12.

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