The URBAN-WASTE project’s report assessment on the quantification of tourist waste production and the total urban waste production within the project’s pilot cities and regions, has been released last month. It examines the period before the implementation of the URBAN-WASTE strategies.
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 European projects.
The Sustainable tourism, waste and circular economy titled 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.
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.
Six months after the kick-off of a new Horizon 2020 project on waste prevention and management in touristic areas and after several months of preparations, the Tuscany region hosted the first Mutual Learning event within the project framework on gender mainstreaming in waste management.
The URBAN-WASTE project has recently entered its research and knowledge database build-up phase which will help the project partners to find the appropriate tools for creating eco-innovative strategies for waste prevention and management, as an answer on challenges tourism poses to local and regional authorities.