Keywords: waste reduction; re-use; eco-friendly production;
Waste management remains an important challenge for local authorities and private sector organizations.
The mass retailers can make a significant contribution to the reduction of waste as they have a strong purchasing power and can thus influence, for example, the packaging policies. Moreover they can raise environmental awareness among consumers and thus reduce waste production.
- Mapping the best experiences of waste reduction in mass retailers already developed at national and international level
- Developing a waste reduction plan, to be tested with the mass retailers in the Municipalities of Reggio Emilia and Trento
- Implementing a feasibility study for the creation of a “re-use center” which allows the recovery of reusable item