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.
Within the Framework of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management that was held in Athens, Greece from 21st to 24th June 2017, an oral presentation was given by University of Patras PhD candidate Ms. Konstantina Tsigkou about “Pretreatment of disposable nappies towards valorization of the fermentable fraction through anaerobic digestion”. One[…]
During the 3rd meeting of the project in Seveso, we interviewed the pilots’ coordinators to learn about the main objectives of the pilot and the current status. Gerasimos Lyberatos, Professor in The School of Chemical Engineering, University of Athens (NTUA) and the city council from the Municipality of Halandri. Igotz López Torre, the Mayor of[…]
Italian partners hosted the third meeting of the Waste4Think Project, held the 8th and 9th of June in Seveso. The first day of the meeting the partners reviewed the work done up to date. Including the WPs status, Environmental Educational Plan and the presentation of Serious Games and Apps for citizen engagement. An important part[…]
The consortium of the Waste4Think project will go to Seveso between June 8th and 9th to celebrate the 3rd Project meeting. The Seveso Pilot just introduced PAYT and is currently focusing on citizens sensitization and on the organization of summer eco-events with washable dishwares in order to reduce waste and improve the separate collection. One[…]
Last 4-5th of May, Aclima travelled to Slovenia as a stakeholder of the Interreg Europe Project Retrace which links to ours task in clustering activities and identifying other projects funded by the European Comission which has elements in common with the Waste4Think. During the field visit we learnt about 8 good practices in Circular Economy[…]
Within the framework of GreenWeek 2017, the workshop PAYT – Pay as you throw. Innovative economical tools in waste management was held last week led by DeustoTech Energy. The event was attended by Ainhoa Alonso, coordinator of the Waste4Think project, Ignasi Puig (ENT), Michele Giavini (ARS Ambiente), Joan Pujol (Argentona Council) and Marta Vila (BCNecología). The[…]
Each person generates 6-7 litres per year of this type of waste, which is highly pollutant when spilled in the sanitary sewer. As such, it will play a key role in the work that Zamudio will carry out in the Waste4Think project. Waste oil gathering and recycling is vital in the management of household and[…]
After the approval of the local regulation by the City Council, starting from 1° May, the blu bags chip with RFID will be counted in order to introduce PAYT in Seveso. The payment of the collecting waste fee, divided in two parts, will have a fixed instalment in May (90% of the total amount) and[…]
Within the framework of the European project Waste4Think, an informative session on pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) will be developed. This waste management system contributes to the adoption of new and more sustainable governance models that foster behavioural changes of the citizens to move forward to a more responsible consumption. For this purpose, new technologies and methodologies are[…]
Serious Games Interactive are currently focusing on the development of the sorting game, the eco design game and the virtual city game. A tool for the sorting game is being developed and will in the near future allow pilots to input waste data and test the alpha version. A playable version of the Eco Design[…]