Increasing regional innovation capacities for
resources efficiency and integrated waste management through cooperation, research and technological development
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.
The Cypriot cluster presented WASTECOSMART and its waste management best practices to more than 60 people at a recent seminar in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Municipality of Cholargos-Papagou.
Professors and researchers from the National Technical University of Athens, including Prof. Maria Loizidou, Head of the Unit of Environmental Science and Technology, local Municipalities and interested citizens were all in attendance to see partners from the Paphos, Cyprus cluster region present the project.
Dimitris Stivaridis, from Atlantis Consulting Cyprus, explained the goals and objectives of WASTECOSMART - to increase regional innovation capacities for resource efficiency and waste management. After this case studies from WASTECOSMART partners all over Europe on how to better reduce, reuse and recycle waste were shared.
The seminar concluded with an open discussion session, with participants showing a keen interest in the work of WASTECOSMART. Municipal representatives in particular were enthusiastic to further discuss the best practices for waste management and recycling which had been demonstrated.