And what would happen if they participated in the proposal of initiatives to improve the efficiency of the service, if they paid waste management fees in accordance with waste generated and received incentives to foster sorting and waste prevention for reducing waste quantities and facilitating recycling?
Most probably, what would happen is that we could convert the current linear model into a new model based on the principles of the circular economy, a concept through which we would convert the origin of the problem into the solution.
Waste4Think recognized as the best innovation project in the field of Smart City The Waste4Think project, whose main objective is to transform the traditional linear model of treatment and final disposal of urban waste into a recycling and materials recovery model based on the principles of the circular economy, is proud to announce it has[…]
Students of Halandri learn about treatment of disposable nappies and expired food products in the framework of Waste4Think
On 20th April 2018 Green Technologies Ltd and University of Patras welcomed more than 25 students and two High School Professors at the premises of University of Patras, where the Waste Treatment Unit is being tested for the treatment of Disposable Nappies and Expired Food Products at pilot scale operation. The students from the 3rd[…]
They were installed to help the project in Halandri that, as part of Waste4Think, is testing techniques of energy valorisation. Now, they will stay in case there might be new requests, and so that families with children or older people who need nappies can use them. Starting in January, several collection bins were installed in[…]
Waste4Think team member Michele Giavini (ARS ambiente Srl), will participate as a speaker at the EU Policy workshop ‘The road to an Urban Bioeconomy: barriers and solutions to closing the loop of bio-resources’. The seminar is organized by the European Compost Network and by the City of Oslo and will be held in Brussels on[…]
On Saturday, April 21, the “Science Fair” was held in Bilbao, in the Plaza Nueva. This event pursues its dissemination and promotion, both by the universities and by the students themselves. Thus, Deustotech Energy presented some results of the European Waste4Think Project, such as serious games, as well as an action that seeks to generate[…]
During the DemoDay we celebrated in Halandri on 13th of February 2018, we asked one of our stakeholders what she thinks about the Project and how it helps to improve the waste management practices. The stakeholder interviews is Belén Mellado Hurtado, director of Zamudioko eskola, collaborator of the Waste4Think Project. Why do you think it[…]
The reusable nappies have arrived to Seveso: a trial kit for families with children from 0 to 18 months is ready. The objective is to avoid waste production and at the same time improve separate waste collection. The initiative, linked to the Waste4Think project, is promoted by the Municipality and by the Agenzia Innova21, with[…]
Thanks to Waste4Think project, in Seveso two news dedicated to local newborns and their families. The Municipality, with Agenzia InnovA21 support, offers the possibility to rent a reusable nappies kit, for free and for 1 month, to Seveso’s parents with 0-18 months old children. Through this initiative, the Municipality aims to reduce the waste production, in addition to all[…]
The latest issue of Waste4Think newsletter is out. This issue provides information about the latest news of the Project: the publication of different deliverables, celebration of a Demo Day in Halandri (Greece), software releases, participation in different events or communication and dissemination activities. Don´t miss at the link below! Remember that you can also subscribe[…]
Starting on March 1st, Aunar Elkartea NGO’s ‘Táper solidario’ will reach Zamudio, where it will rescue surplus food coming from collective and professional catering services and will distribute it amongst a dozen local families. 88 million tonnes of food are binned every year in the European Union, which amounts to 173 kilograms of food waste[…]