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Published 12.12.2019

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URBAN WASTE

Urban strategies for Waste Management in Tourist Cities


Azores

La Reunion

 | Public Project

SustainabilityTourismUrban waste

Europe’s cities are some of the world’s greatest tourism destinations. The socio-economic impact of tourism is extraordinary and urban tourism, but it brings at the same time a range of negative externalities, including high levels of unsustainable resource consumption and waste production. In comparison with other cities, tourist cities have to face additional challenges related to waste prevention and management due to their geographical and climatic conditions, the seasonality of tourism flow and the specificity of tourism industry and of tourists as waste producers.

UrBAN-WASTE will support policy makers in answering these challenges and in developing strategies that aim at reducing the amount of municipal waste production and at further support the re-use, recycle, collection and disposal of waste in tourist cities. In doing so UrBAN-WASTE will adopt and apply the urban metabolism approach to support the switch to a circular model where waste is considered as resource and reintegrated in the urban flow.

UrBAN-WASTE will perform a metabolic analysis of the state of art of urban metabolism in 11 pilot cities. In parallel a participatory process involving all the relevant stakeholders will be set up through a mobilization and mutual learning action plan. These inputs will be integrated in the strategies along with a review of the most innovative existing technologies and practices in the field of waste management and prevention. The strategies will then be implemented in the 11 cities and the results will be monitored and disseminated facilitating the transfer and adaptation of the project outcomes in other cases.

 

Other european and international partners

  • FRCT – FUNDO REGIONAL PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA DO GOVERNO REGIONAL DOS AÇORES (AZORES – PORTUGAL)
  • GOVERNMENT OF THE CANARY ISLANDS (CANARY ISLANDS – SPAIN)
  • AARHUS UNIVERSITY HERNING- AU HERNING (DENMARK)
  • ASSOCIATION OF CITIES AND REGIONS FOR RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE, ACR+AGENCE D’URBANISME À LA REUNION
  • AMBIENTE ITALIA S.R.L (ITALY)
  • TENERIFE HOTEL AND ACCOMODATION ASSOCIATION- ASHOTEL (CANARY ISLANDS – SPAIN)
  • BIOAZUL SL (SPAIN)
  • CITY OF COPENHAGEN (DENMARK)
  • CONSULTA EUROPA – PROJECTS AND INNOVATION (SPAIN)
  • DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY- TUD (NETHERLANDS)
  • DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY- DUNEA (CROATIA)
  • TUSCANY REGION (ITALY)
  • FUNDO REGIONAL PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA (AZORES –PORTUGAL)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA- ULPGC (CANARY ISLANDS – SPAIN)
  • LINNAEUS UNIVERSITY (SWEDEN)
  • LISBON MUNICIPALITY (PORTUGAL)
  • METROPOLE NICE COTE D’AZUR (FRANCE)
  • NICOSIA MUNICIPALITY (CYPRUS)
  • PARIS REGION WASTE OBSERVATORY- ORDIF (FRANCE)
  • REGION OF EPIRUS (GREECE)
  • SATANDER MUNICIPALITY (SPAIN)
  • THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES-SLU (SWEDEN)
  • SYRACUSE MUNICIPALITY (ITALY)
  • CABILDO DE TENERIFE (CANARY ISLANDS – SPAIN)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES OF VIENNA (AUSTRIA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN (DENMARK)
  • THE WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY OF EASTERN MACEDONIA OF THRACE- DIAAMATH (GREECE)