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[Sorting analyses with domestic waste after separate collection from Lemsterland. Interim report, october 1992.]

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This interim report presents the results of sorting analyses with household waste, collected after separate collection at source in the municipality of Lemsterland. The sorting analyses, which took place october 1992, form part of a monitoring programme of a pilot project, called 'de dubbele duobak' (two dual-chamber bins). 'Lemsterland' is one of the Dutch pilot projects, which will be evaluated in the programme 'ADC-Afvalscheiding Droge Componenten' (waste separation of dry components). This programme is initiated by the Ministry of VROM in order to develop a uniform system of separate waste collection. Also Lemsterland is mentioned in the Packaging Convention, an agreement between the Government and packaging industry to reduce the amount of packaging waste. The main purpose of this pilot project in Lemsterland is to achieve an extended reduction of the amount of household waste by a system of separate collection at source. In this system, each household is provided with two dual-chamber wheeled bins. The first bin contains a fraction of garden, fruit and vegetable waste ('GFT') and a residual fraction ; the other bin contains a paper/cardboard fraction and a mixture ('PMD') of plastics/metals/drinks- packaging (laminated cardboard). These four collected fractions were analysed on the composition, purity and response.
 

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