In order to help cities improve their management of biowaste, SCALIBUR partners will identify and develop best practices for selective collection, transport, sorting and pre-treatment, and characterisation of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW), HORECA and retail waste and sewage sludge.
Partners will identify technical best practices in terms of containerisation and depositing/collection of waste. Attention will also be paid to citizen awareness campaigning and the most effective incentive schemes.
A start to end process for sorting and pre-treatment of OFMSW will be developed, including an innovative biowaste monitoring system. Best practices for sorting and pre-treating sewage sludge will also be sought.
Transport and logistics of urban biowaste will be optimised during the project by identifying the best methods and algorithms to reduce collection times, avoiding transport steps and optimise the time needed to reach the treatment plants.
Partners will engage stakeholders along the value chain – from waste generators to collectors and processors – to support the integration of innovative biowaste management practices in three pilot cities – Albano Laziale (Italy), Kozani (Greece) and Madrid (Spain). Pilot actions to test and evaluate good practices will start in 2020.
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Best performing territory
The Municipality of Lund participates as best performing territory and mentor. Discovery how they became a circular economy pioneer: