Actions / activities

ACTION 1: Preparatory actions.

  • Initial analysis and definition of specific requirement of the implementation actions.
  • Creation of an inventory of the methodologies and technologies related with efficient waste management and applicability for real environments.
  • Extensive analysis of European and national legislative frameworks as well as comparison between national laws and EU directives to consider under the waste collection methodologies.
  • Evaluation of most common waste collection methodologies in Europe with special focus on Mediterranean countries and in particular in the specific areas of implementation of the EWAS model.
  • Analysis of the EWAS implementation requirements.
  • Definition of monitoring Key Performance Indicators

ACTION 2: Implementation actions.

  • Implementation of the new waste management methodologies and best practices using ICT tools for an efficient waste collection.
  • Development of waste Management methodologies and best practices using ICT.
  • Installation of an efficient ICT tool to optimize waste collection methodologies.
  • Demonstration actions which include two pilot areas.
  • Creation of maintenance manuals.

ACTION 3: Monitoring the environmental, methodological, social and financial impact in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of EWAS methodologies in waste management.

  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for all processes implemented, in terms of energy use and emissions.
  • Assessment of the impact of waste collection optimization to conform with the improvements detected.
  • Technical, economical and environmental assessment of the practices and processes developed during the project.
  • Periodical monitoring and optimization of the demonstration activities.
  • Establishment of a set of actions, measures, and means that should be taken by national policy makers to conform to European legislation requirements.

ACTION 4: Communication and dissemination

  • Integrated communication and dissemination Plan.
  • Increase the awareness of the stakeholders of the improvement of current methodologies using new technological advances.
  • Increase the awareness of recycling to the citizens.
  • Alignment with other initiatives in the same area to approach the common European objective.

ACTION 5: Project management and monitoring of the project progress

  • Project Management for administrative, technical and financial issues.
  • Report to the European Commission
  • Networking with other LIFE+ projects
  • After-LIFE Communication Plan

Title: Efficient and sustainable waste management methodologies using ICT tools enabling GHG emissions reduction

Grant agreement no.:  LIFE13 ENV/ES/000725

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