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waste COLLECTiOn systems assessed and good pRacticeS identified

Deliverables

Completed inventory database

Task 1.2. Map information on waste collection systems throughout Europe for three waste streams [M4-M10] Task leader: BiPRO; contributors: ACR+, ZWE, WF, EUR. The COLLECTORS consortium has identified 252 waste collection systems in 28 Member States. In the first step of this task, additional information sources (EU, national, and local level) will be identified. Within this step available information on identified collection systems, performance of the collection systems and relevant stakeholders on national, regional and municipal level including administrative bodies, Ministries, PROs, municipalities, association and NGOs is gathered. Simultaneously the project team will conduct a literature research (i.e. recent scientific articles and presentations at conferences on examples of collection systems in EU, publications on pilot studies, web-based search for examples from municipalities/regional level) to identify further collection systems that were not included in the first step. Further a screening Waste Management Plans at national/regional level and interviews with key stakeholders from the public and private sector (e.g. authorities or waste collectors, including municipal officers responsible for waste) will lead to further examples of waste collection schemes. The approach to be followed is to collect all relevant information in a searchable data-base to make everything easily assessable. Firstly, all relevant information available in the literature per collection system will be filled into the database. Then additional information obtained from the stakeholders will be added via input from COLLECTORs members e.g. via EUROCITIES waste working group on wastes, sending around the draft mapping results for additions and commenting and targeted interviews. Stakeholders from the public and private sectors will be involved to obtain most of the information available on the collection systems, e.g. to verify information and close info/data gaps on costs. In addition involved stakeholders are important in order to get first-hand information about necessary framework conditions, financial, knowledge and time capacities for implementation of a collection system and the acceptance of a scheme. It is also important trying to collect information on past and current challenges/problems and possibly solutions that helped overcome them. BiPRO has great expertise in conducting such interviews and including/verifying the gathered information in a template/data base. The information on waste collection systems will be disclosed via a web-based platform that helps decision-makers to find systems that are in line with their needs. The platform will be integrated in the COLLECTORS-website and will be made available on M11 (see task 5.4).

First version of website on-line

First version of website on-line

Visual identity and communication materials

Visual identity and communication materials

Selection of 12 validated case studies

Task 1.3. Selection of 12 case studies for in-depth analyses in WP2 and WP3 in dialogue with involved stakeholders – [M9-M10] Task leader: VTT; contributors: PNO, BiPRO, VITO, LDE, ACR+, ZWE, WF The integration of information on existing waste collection system in a comparative format enables the identification of well-functioning systems. As basis identified collection systems will first be compared among each other and with comparable EU/national statistics (on collection but also recycling/recovery rates of CRM) and with information from key stakeholders (national Ministries, EU associations, and the involved project partners) on key factors for success, e.g. participation of stakeholders, construction of new recycling facilities etc. Hereafter, the well-performing systems are analysed in a participatory approach with local and regional authorities. The objective of this exercise is the selection of twelve case studies for in-depth analyses in WP2 and WP3. The twelve case studies are selected among all the candidate waste collection systems using an MCDM approach. The goal is to select 5 case studies for WEEE and packaging waste; and 2 case studies for construction and demolition waste. The previously per waste stream defined criteria are weighed for each waste stream using a MCDM approach in workshop attended by task leaders from WP1, WP2 and WP3 and the stakeholders from the regional working groups. Taking into account the weights and performances of the candidate waste collection systems in each key parameter, the preference order of the alternatives is elicited. Necessary constraint are then set for the group of 12 chose case studies, for instance: cases must represent sufficient number of member states, etc.

Key parameters for waste collection systems defined and validated

Task 1.1. Specification – and validation – of key parameters for collection systems [M1-M4] Task leader: BiPRO; contributors: PNO, VTT, VITO, LDE, ACR+, ZWE. This working step is related to the definition of parameters that shall be assessed and included in the inventory analysis of waste collection systems (task 1.2.). Table 6 includes a first matrix on what kind of information and parameters would be included in the inventory and is aligned with the objectives of WP2 and WP3. The eventual set of parameters upon which the waste collection systems are to be evaluated will be validated regarding their usefulness for decision-makers via a participatory approach. During the first regional working group, regional and local authorities are consulted about their considerations in order to further specify and validate the criteria. This step is highly important also to allow for the effective multi-attribute comparison of the waste collection systems throughout the project. According to the well accepted five basic principles of criteria selection, suggested by Keeney and Raiffa , the completeness, operational ability, decomposability, non-redundancy and minimalism in number have to be ensured. Criteria weighing methods will be applied to validate the importance of the key parameters and arrive at preliminary criteria weights, i.e. order of criteria importance. The criteria weights – based on stakeholder input – are also used in Task 1.3 in choosing the 12 case studies.

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