CARTIF PROJECTS

PAVEtheWAySTE

Implementation of the Waste Framework Directive in remote areas

Description

The LIFE PAVEtheWAySTE project wants to facilitate the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive in remote areas by allowing local and regional authorities to improve the operation of their municipal recycling systems and thereby pave the way (pave the waste) towards high efficiency of the resources.
This will be achieved through the development and implementation of an economically viable solid waste management plan, based on the demonstration of an innovative system for the fine separation of urban solid waste (MSW) at source.
The innovative system will be able to separate and treat different types of recyclable and organic waste so that high quality and purity products can be recovered directly.

 

Objectives

  • Establishment of an integrated and replicable innovative system for separation at the source and treatment of MSW in remote areas.
  • Treat MSW at the source avoiding waste collection, transportation and treatment in central recovery facilities
  • Recover the maximum possible resources by generating more than five streams of clean materials, while contributing to the diversion of waste arriving at the landfill.

Actions

  • Set the Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy for the remote municipalities of Naxos and Ancient Olympia.
  • Design of a prototype, innovative system for separation and treatment at the source of MSW.
  • Evaluation of the results of the implementation – Evaluation of the marketability of the final products – Evaluation of the life cycle of the prototypes.
  • Suggestions for large-scale implementation of the project in other European countries.

Expected results

  • Installation and demonstration of 9 waste collection prototypes in selected remote areas.
  • Treatment in each prototype of 500 kg of urban waste per day.
  • Replication study for the transfer of project results to other remote locations in Spain and Greece.

Partners:

LIFE PROGRAMME

LIFE14 ENV/GR/000722

Programa LIFE

Total budget: 1.758.267 €
Contribution EU: 1.054.960 €
Duration: 01/09/2015 – 30/06/2020

Team

Dolores Hidalgo

Division of Agrifood and Processes

dolhid@cartif.es

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