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Mobile shredder and a ”sagespaltautomat” in Hamburgs wood waste management system

"Hamburg will create a new service for its citizens in roder to create firewood for households ""on the spot"" (task 6.4.2)"

Two repair cafés created in Lisbon

Replication of the repair shops in Hamburg (task 4.5.2)

Four repair cafés in organised in Genoa

Adaptation of the repair shops in Hamburg (task 4.5.3)

"Creation of ""recycling art pieces"" in Lisbon"

As a result of the new collection of flexible plastics in Lisbon a call for artists will be performed The resulting creations will be exhibitioned to the public task 332

A new collection scheme for wood waste is set up in Copenhagen

"Copenhagen demonstration of a new way of collecting and sorting wood waste and thereby supporting the ""resource mindset"" of wood waste handling. (task 6.4.1)"

Three Customized plastic products produced in a 3D-printing company

The City of Genoa will establish a new plastic collection at the city port in order to obtain sufficient volumens of material for producing plastic spoils for 3D printing. Three customized products will be produced to demonstrate the potential of recirculating the 3D printing material. (3.3.3)

Establishment of one second hand shop and one iconic second hand centre for used EEEs

DEM&R (task 4.3)

A new collection and storage system implemented in Lisbon

Lsibon will support more recyling by enabling easier storage of wood considered as waste. Here future users may collect the wood for new products and creations.

Five recycling centres in Hamburg with flexible plastic collections

The City of Hamburg will establish a new collection scheme for flexible plastics. To start out with five recycling centres in Hamburg will demonstrate the potential for the whole city. (task 3.3.1)

Report on the set up of the ICT System and optimised collection system for EEE

ICT system with data on EEE (M12). The optimised collection system: Documentation of changes and adaptations to the collection system, documentation of results of pilot trial (M18). (task 4.2)

Recommendations for citizen involvement

The evaluation summarises the findings from cross-analysing citizen involvement in WP3-6.

Evaluation of new emerging technologies for treating bio-waste in Copenhagen

A report that summarises the advantages of a set of different technologies for treating bio-waste. (task 5.6.1)

Feasibility study of replication of App/IT Online Network Tool in Genoa

A report that summarises the experiences of replicating the use of the App/IT Online Network Tool in Genoa. (task 5.6.3)

Guidelines for scalability and replicability

The report includes guidelines for partnerships approaches to different urban contexts. (task 6.2)

“The FORCE Academy”

“The FORCE Academy”: Public Report on activities and experiences of the FORCE Academy: recommendations for replication/continuation (M48)

Project Handbook

Project Handbook with detailed project plan and yearly updates (M3, M15, M27 and M39) (task 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)

Website design, maintenance, guidelines

Website design, maintenance, guidelines for updating content (M6)

Optimised WEEE collection to improve reuse

Demonstration and evaluation of measures to improve the “careful” collection, reduce WEEE and improve the awareness among citizens on (W)EEE reuse. - The Pop-up café for circular economy, planned for May [M45]. - The E-waste Race planned for May and June with schools [M45-M46]. - The Value Chain Based Dialogue towards more repairable WEEE planned for June [M46]. - Development and construction of underground collection container might be affected as the local economy is heavily impacted by COVID-19. The same applies to the public events.

Baseline evaluation of current wood waste recycling

The report investigates the current performance within wood waste management in Genoa. It serves as a baseline for the later assessment of the effectiveness of the lead partnership initiatives. (task 6.1)

Four collection schemes

Four collection schemes: The deliverable includes the new collection schemes (driftwood and brushwood) and the re-engineered ones (post-consumer wood and public park and garden) (M13); R&DEM (task 6.2)

Communication, dissemination and exploitation plan

Communication, dissemination and exploitation Plan with biannual updates: guidelines for the dissemination activities, regulation, templates, etc. (M6, M12, M18, M24, M30, M36, M42). A catalogue with communication and disseminations tools and channels will be developed and continuously updated as part of this deliverable.

Final Communication & Dissemination Report

Final Communication & Dissemination Report (describing and listing all dissemination activities during the project) (M48)

Governance model for wood waste integrated management

Governance model for wood waste integrated management: Guidelines (6.2)

Identification of innovative applications

Report contains a broad view on possible applications for recycled flexible plastic. (task 3.2)

Baseline evaluation of current plastic recycling

Report that clarifies current collection and recycling performance in Copenhagen on flexible plastics. The evaluation will be used as a baseline for measuring the effect of the lead partnership's initiatives. (task 3.1)

Three collection schemes and waste analysis

Three collection schemes and waste analysis: Results from pilots (M30); report and demonstrator. (task 3.1)

Analysis and evaluation of transfer from ‘lead partnerships’ to ‘local partnerships’

Evaluation of the tranfor of governance from lead partnerships to local partnerships.

Baseline evaluation of current WEEE recycling

A report describing the current performance of Strategic metals recycling in Hamburg. The evaluation will be used as a baseline for measuring the effect of the lead partnership's initiatives. (task 4.1)

Evaluation of new roll-out of bins for collecting bio-waste in Hamburg

A report that summarises the effects of the roll-out of bio-waste bins in Hamburg. (task 5.6.2)

Evaluation of App as a guidance tool for Copenhagen citizens

Test of an adapted version of the App developed in the lead partnership. (task 4.5.1)

Governance Models for value chain partnerships

Governance Models for Value Chain Based Partnerships: Governance models for partnerships for the four materials (M48)

Awareness raising and training on plastic waste recycling and prevention

SRH will conduct a Plastic Avoidance Event and an educational waste avoidance programme to significantly increase the awareness on plastic avoidance among citizens and pupils. The deliverable will include an evaluation of the implementation of the event, the programme and the activities to allow replication, and it will identify different strategies for citizen engagement (e.g. conduct interviews) in order to strengthen plastic waste separation and avoidance and consequently produce cleaner waste streams. Public events depend on COVID-19 and may be postponed or modified. Educational waste avoidance programme in the city district Osdorfer Born by involving various local stakeholders is planned for a roll-out in the new school year starting on 6 Aug 2020 [M48].

Evaluation report on 3 promising market applications and a technology feasibility study

The City of Genoa will investigate new technological ways of using biomass. This report summarises the findings. (task 6.3)

Analysis of cooperation structures, processes and policy instruments

Policy advice for value chain based partnerships: Specific recommendations for CPH, HAM, LIS, CDG for maintaining and anchoring partnerships in local policy frameworks (M30)

Evaluation of Urban Labs and Big data technology for wood waste

Based on the experiences of setting up a test area (Urban Lab) and knowledge gained from using and collecting Big data. (task 6.2)

Four Business Modelling Strategies produced

Business cases: ”plastic” ready, “metal” evaluated, Food: achievements reported; outlook beyond the project, 3 feasibility studies of “wood” presented - market deployment can start. (task 9.5)

Workshop with lead partnership members

In order to collect information about the lead partnerships, two workshops will be held with partnership members.

Decision support tool(software)

Decision support tool(s): Big Data analysis-based decision support tool(s) for partnerships (M48) implemented in a software.

Consortium Meetings and minutes (Kick Off, General Assembly, Steering Committee)

Consortium Meetings (General Assembly and Steering Committee): Kick off meeting (M1) and yearly general assemblies (M12, M24, M36; M45); Steering Committee meetings every 6 months (M1, M6, M12, M18, M24, M30, M36, M42; M45; M48) (task 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)

Communication materials for campaign on food waste

Materials that support the awareness campaigns and dissemination of the App/IT Online Network Tool (task 5.5)

Data Management Plan

Data Management Plan (first draft to be updated regularly) (M6) (task 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)


Citizen involvement in waste management and circular economy in cities: Key elements for planning and implementation

Author(s): Olga Izdebska, Jörg Knieling
Published in: European Spatial Research and Policy, Issue 27/2, 2020, Page(s) 115-129, ISSN 1231-1952
Publisher: Lodz University Press
DOI: 10.18778/1231-1952.27.2.08

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