Eco-innovative Urban strategies for Waste Management in Tourist Cities
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En route to the 2nd General Assembly and an event packed week-long URBAN-WASTE meeting in Copenhagen
The 27 partners of the URBAN-WASTE will meet for their 2nd General Assembly in Copenhagen, nearly one year after the kick-of meeting in Tenerife in June 2016.
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URBAN-WASTE’s mobilisation of stakeholders progresses with each Mutual Learning event held
Nearly a year after URBAN-WASTE project had its kick-off meeting, it has developed into a well-established project on entire continent involving many local and regional authorities and their communities including synergies with other similar projects.
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The Mutual Learning event in Santander on ICT tools in waste management an absolute success!
The second Mutual Learning event on Information and Communication Technologies in waste management took place in Santander on 15 and 16 March and was attended by more than 30 participants representing 14 cities and regions.
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URBAN-WASTE presented as an exemplary project during a Sustainable tourism, waste and circular economy webinar
The Sustainable tourism, waste and circular economy webinar which was organised by the Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) included URBAN-WASTE as an exemplary project in this field.
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The third training and mutual learning among the pilot cities and regions of the URBAN-WASTE project.
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Going beyond EU’s goals: Puerto de la Cruz aiming at 70% recycling rate by 2020
In Tenerife, another initiative aims at improving waste management. It is the “Plan 70/20”, which aims at achieving by 2020 a reuse and recycling rate of 70% of the waste generated in the municipality of Puerto de la Cruz.
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URBAN-WASTE presented at the most prominent waste related event in Sicily
URBAN-WASTE was presented to a wide public of experts and municipality authorities at the conference “Zero Waste: Waste Management and Circular Economy” in occasion of the International Fair “Progetto Comfort”.
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URBAN-WASTE to be presented to locals and thousands of tourists during the island’s largest religious celebration
The Ponta Delgada Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds another edition of the Lar Campo e Mar Fair from 19 May to 25 May in Portas do Mar in Ponta Delgada.
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Florence’s waste management practices presented to other UNESCO cities
Quadrifoglio, the waste operator for the city of Florence, and Giuseppe Ponzini on its behalf presented Florence’s waste management practices and operations related to waste deposits during a thematic seminar in Porto, on 9 March.
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An icebreaker title for Copenhagen after organising the first URBAN-WASTE Community of Practices event
The first Community of Practices event within the project framework was held on 1 April in Copenhagen, organised by the Municipality of Copenhagen which now deserves the title of the icebreaker, as the other 11 pilot cities and regions are in the middle of organising theirs.
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Communities of Practices held across Dubrovnik – Neretva county during the Day of Europe festivities
The Dubrivnik – Neretva county’s development agency, DUNEA, has organised two Community of Practices events in the two largest cities of the county – Dubrovnik and Metković
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Literature Review on Urban Metabolism Studies and Projects
This report gives a comprehensive review on previous urban metabolism studies in order to identify and compare methodologies, and provide knowledge on which indicator sets and background data are suitable for linking tourism activities with waste and use of resources. In most of the reviewed literature on urban metabolism, waste is included as an indicator in various ways.
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Methodology Framework Document as Guidance for Accompanying Assessment
This report gives a comprehensive overview of commonly used methodologies for a sustainability assessment which were reviewed and evaluated based on certain criteria in order to identify a suitable methodology for the subsequent accompanying sustainability assessments of waste prevention and management activities within the URBAN-WASTE project.
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Compendium of waste management practices in pilot cities and best practices in touristic cities
A comparative policy review of national waste management strategies and targets in the European Union (EU) accompanyied by identified waste prevention and management strategies already existing in the URBAN-WASTE pilot cities as well as international best practice examples.
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Situation and behavioural analysis of consume and waste behaviour and patterns
This publication aims at analysing the existing literature on tourism and waste behaviour of tourists. Based on this literature review and with the aim of filling the knowledge gap about waste behaviour of tourists, URBAN-WASTE has developed and circulated 3 surveys for 3 different categories: waste workers, tourism workers and tourists. The surveys have been circulated among the 11 pilots of the project and the results of this survey has been analysed within this publication.
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The next URBAN-WASTE newsletter will be out in November 2017
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690452.
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