Belgium: Funding for projects to reduce unnecessary packaging
The government agency Bruxelles Environnement (Leefmilieu Brussel) has announced it is seeking projects to "reduce unnecessary packaging" and has 20,000 EUR in funding available for worthwhile ideas. Cited examples of ways to reduce unnecessary packaging include developing designs with less material (i.e., not overpackaged), or refillable packaging, changing consumer attitudes about how products are provided to consumers, and making consumers aware of actual product amount versus packaging size.
Businesses, associations, institutions and individuals are eligible to submit proposals. The deadline to do so is September 1, 2014 (State Recycling Laws Update, 13 June 2014).
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