Features

Following a successful workshop in Hammarby Sjöstad, the WASTECOSMART Swedish cluster is preparing a questionnaire for residents to help identify new services and technologies that could further encourage reuse, repair and recycling, and increase social cohesion, in the city. 

Two centres for reuse and awareness-raising about waste have been launched at an opening ceremony in Budapest. The centres are the first of their kind in Hungary, and will combine the functions of a waste collection and reuse facility with additional space for public education actions. 

Paul MacArtain from the Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland hosted a WASTECOSMART seminar to share the hands-on experiences of WASTECOSMART regions with sustainable waste management as well as best practices on how to reduce, re-use and recycle waste. 

Nine experts in waste management and decision support systems travelled to Mumbai, India to meet with key stakeholders in innovative waste management during the week of 1-5 February 2016. The timing proved to be excellent, with waste management increasingly seen as an opportunity for positive change by a growing group of academics, entrepreneurs and do-gooders in India.

The WASTECOSMART consortium dispatched a delegation of 13 experts in waste management and decision support systems to South Africa to meet their counterparts from policy making, academia and practitioners in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town during the week of 2-6 November 2015.

High level professors and municipal representatives congregated to hear about WASTECOSMART at the recent ‘Good for the economy, good for the environment: Tapping the potential of resource-efficient waste management’ seminar in Athens, Greece.

Through a shift in Strategic Planning towards higher levels of the waste management hierarchy and accelerated adoption of innovative solutions Paphos is paving the way for improved waste management performance 

The West Outer borough of Turin boosts its waste management performance thanks to WASTECOSMART

A place where nothing is wasted

The Stockholm Region Cluster is improving waste separation and recycling in order to become the most attractive metropolitan region in Europe.

A green district of Budapest plans to make the most out of green waste

Amsterdam City Council plans on achieving 30% waste separation by 2016 and 65% by 2020

Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) will host a fringe event at the Liverpool International Festival for Business, aiming to educate businesses about reuse and waste prevention. It will also showcase WASTECOSMART and the flourishing Circular Economy in the Liverpool City Region.