Project Summary

Challenge / problem statement:

Circular (waste) economy starts with the collection and recycling of household waste.
EU targets circular economical waste :
2035: 65% recycling and max. 10% landfilling;
2023: separated collection of biodegradable waste;
2050: 50% reduction in food waste;
2030: 70% recycling of packaging material.
Target Netherlands 2020: local waste 100 kg per inhabitant and 75% waste separation.
Result Arnhem 2018: 250 kg per inhabitant and 50% waste separation.
Conclusion: a trend reverse in innovation is needed in the Netherlands as well as in the EU

Aims of the project:

social and technical innovation in separated collection of waste;
sharing knowledge between NWE countries that apply price differentiation on citizens (who  pay for every kilogram residual waste to be removed) and/or having a reward system for  separated collected waste.Why do you need transnational cooperation

research into behavioral factors for waste separation;
developing techniques to measure waste behavior, for example weighing waste in underground containers;
segmented approach of different population groups (which instrument works for which group);
sharing knowledge of reward systems;
monitoring evasive behavior (industrial waste, trash cans or in public places).
What kind of partners are we  looking for?

Municipalities responsible for waste collection (clients);
Waste collection companies (commercial or government dominated contractors);
Branch organizations for waste collection and processing;
Suppliers of waste collection systems, access control, software and hardware to improve efficiency.

Lead partner

Organisation Email
City of Arnhem

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