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Variable rate pricing based on pay-as-you-throw as a tool of urban waste management (PAYT)

Objective

This project addresses the serious environmental concerns of waste caused pollution and intensive materials utilisation, by a series of work packages designed to increase our knowledge about the effectiveness of variable rate pricing as a policy option for reducing household discards, particularly those destined for final disposal. Implementation has been so far by parts of towns and small communities. The focus of this proposal are large metropolitan areas where different framework conditions impact on the feasibility and require other solutions to be applied. Research efforts are directed on the scientific analysis of the approach, potentials and impacts on the city environment and best practice solutions and recommendations. To have clear managerial responsibility the work is divided into two research lines. Deliverables include the compilation of information and a guidebook for urban decision makers and concerned stakeholders several case studies looking at the application in differing cultural and socio-economic settings, the proposal of demonstrations and an outlook at the possibilities for innovation and technology transfer for SMEs.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

DRESDEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
15,Helmholtzstr. 10, Huelsse-bau
01069 Dresden
Germany

Participants (6)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Spain
Address
S/n,isla De La Cartuja S/n, World Trade Centre
41092 Sevilla
DANWASTE CONSULT A/S
Denmark
Address
Kloevermarksvej 70
2300 Koepenhagen
INSTITUTE FOR ECOLOGICAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Germany
Address
Weberplatz 1
01217 Weissig - Dresden
INTECUS GMBH
Germany
Address
Pohlandstrasse 17
01309 Weissig - Dresden
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork
UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
Nam. W. Churchilla 4
130 67 Praha 3