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waste COLLECTiOn systems assessed and good pRacticeS identified

Objective

Five tonnes of waste per capita are generated every year in the EU. These annual 2.5 billion tonnes of waste contain large volumes of valuable materials for Europe’s industrial base. Proper collection of waste is a pre-condition for their optimal recovery. The current trend of increasing higher collection rates is promising, but progress is uneven between Members States and between regions.

Good regional practices have the potential to serve as good practice examples for other regions. So far, however, results of existing studies and good practices have not been effective enough in supporting the implementation of better-performing systems elsewhere. The main objective of the COLLECTORS project is to overcome this situation and to support decision-makers in shifting to better-performing collection system.

COLLECTORS will therefore:

(1) Increase awareness of the collection potential by compiling, harmonizing and presenting information on systems for packaging and paper waste, WEEE and construction products via an online information platform.
(2) Improve decision-making on waste collection by the assessment of twelve good practices on their performance on: (1) quality of collected waste; (2) economics; (3) environment; (4) societal acceptance.
(3) Stimulate successful implementation by capacity-building and policy support methods that will increase the technical and operational expertise of decision-makers on waste collection.
(4) Engage citizens, decision-makers and other stakeholders throughout the project for validation of project results and to ensure the usability of COLLECTORS-output.

The COLLECTORS consortium is well-equipped to achieve these impacts as it is directly connected to more than 30 PROS and 2000+ authorities spread across the EU. In addition, the project is embedded in the full secondary raw material value chain ensuring alignment with waste management, recyclers and producers.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

PNO CONSULTANTS BV
Address
Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 DC Rijswijk
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 326 000

Participants (8)

RAMBOLL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 148 000
Address
Werinherstrasse 79 Gebaude 32A
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 182 500
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 192 000
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION DES VILLES ET REGIONS POUR LA GESTION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 263 125
Address
Avenue D'auderghem 63
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ZERO WASTE EUROPE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
Delftlaan 189
2023 LG Haarlem
Activity type
Other
WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICAL EQUIPMENT FORUM AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 81 775
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROCITIES ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 67 500
Address
Square De Meeus 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other