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waste COLLECTiOn systems assessed and good pRacticeS identified

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.

Coordinator

PNO CONSULTANTS BV

Address

Laan Van Zuid Hoorn 15
2289 Dc Rijswijk

Netherlands

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 326 000

Participants (8)

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RAMBOLL ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 148 000

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 182 500

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 192 000

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 155 000

ASSOCIATION DES VILLES ET REGIONS POUR LA GESTION DURABLE DES RESSOURCES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 263 125

STICHTING ZERO WASTE EUROPE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 82 500

WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICAL EQUIPMENT FORUM AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 81 775

EUROCITIES ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 67 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 776745

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2017

  • End date

    30 June 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 498 400

  • EU contribution

    € 1 498 400

Coordinated by:

PNO CONSULTANTS BV

Netherlands