2nd URBAN-WASTE webinar announced! Waste and tourism: how to set a participative approach?
The webinar will be on 30 November 2017, disseminating the project outcomes. The 11 pilot cities and regions have been organising CoP to include relevant local stakeholders and interest groups in identifying the key challenges and look for solutions through a community based decision making before the implementation. Read more
URBAN-WASTE presented in front of a large audience at the Lisbon Tourism Summit
The Lisbon Tourism Summit, held on 2 November was a full-day event dedicated to the tourism industry, including innovations, challenges and developments in the sector.
4th Municipal Forum and Mutual Learning event in Nicosia showed the way forward to the crucial part of the project
The URBAN-WASTE project progresses towards it next stage – implementation and monitoring of measures and actions identified to improve waste management in our 11 pilot cities and beyond with Nicosia hosting the 4th Mutual Learning event on this very topic this time.
Extensive report on state of waste in 11 touristic cities and regions just published!
The report on the quantification of tourist waste production and the total urban waste production within the project’s pilot cities and regions, has been released. It examines the period before the implementation of the URBAN-WASTE strategies. Read more
The city of Syracuse hosted its 2nd CoP event on 9 October, engaging local authorities, citizens, waste management authorities, the craft worker association, tourist association, schools and restaurants.
In Lisbon for the 2nd CoP event
Last 28 September, the 2nd CoP event took place in Lisbon, organized in partnership with Neya Hotel and Jerónimo Martins Company, with 39 different stakeholders attending, including hotels, NGOs, Lisbon Public Space and Waste Management Departments.
Santander turns its beaches into environmental open-air classroms
The City of Santander has recently started its one month long practice of dedicating learning areas for the children on topics like recycling and waste prevention. Read more
Eco-Island – rewarding eco-friendly Azorean restaurants
A new application for mobile phones Eco Island was released in June on the island of São Miguel, in the Azores.
Cleaning the harbour by kayak
The Green Kayak initiative has collected from Copenhagen’s harbour and canals this summer from April to July 2 tonnes of waste. The initiative was started by Kayak Republic and funded by CultureHarbour 365.
Nicosia municipality held the 3rd CoP
The workshop was attended by representatives of local tourist businesses including hotels and restaurants, the Cyprus Tourism Organization, the Union of Municipalities and Communities, environmental organizations and waste management organizations.
Extensive report on state of waste in 11 touristic cities and regions The report compares collected data from European best performers in waste management with figures gathered from the 11 pilots. Although it measures only specific kinds of waste, it provides an estimate of the waste generation from tourist activities, and investigates the correlation between monthly data on residual waste generation activity and tourism intensity. Download here
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. Download here
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. Download here
The next URBAN-WASTE newsletter will be out in May 2018
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690452.