WASTE4THINK

WASTE4THINK
Project

WASTE4THINK

Technologies 4.0 for smart urban waste management

Waste4Think seeks to promote a major transformation in current waste management practices and establish a new paradigm based on the principles of the circular economy. The  implementation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the management of waste generated in urban environments will enable cost savings and new business models that promote sustainability. The € 9M project is led by the DeustoTech. ZABALA, as member of the consortium, is in charge of the management, dissemination and communication activities.
 

Unión Europea

19
PARTNERS
4
PILOT EXPERIENCES
10%
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION
20
ECO INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
WASTE4THINK

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Project: 
WASTE4THINK
Programme: 
H2020
Period: 
2016-2019
Sector: 
ECO INNOVATION
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The Challenge: 

Waste4Think will boost four pilot projects implemented in the village of Zamudio in Spain, the southerly Greek city of Halandri, the Portuguese municipality of Cascais and the Italian city of Seveso. Their participation in the project will actively advance the transformation of urban localities into smart cities ("Smart Cities") and contribute to laying down the foundations of the circular economy.

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Solutions: 

The 20 innovative solutions proposed by the project will cover the entire value chain through a holistic management and data processing methodology. These solutions include advanced ICT tools and a non-technological perspective that aims to positively influence waste management practices and recycling evaluation mechanisms.

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Impacts: 

The main objectives of Waste4Think consist of reducing waste generation by 8%; achieving a 20% improvement in the classification of urban waste in order to facilitate its reuse and recycling; reducing waste management costs by 10%; and lowering greenhouse gas emissions by this same margin (-10%).

Joseba merino
"Waste4Think wants to integrate and validate some prevention initiatives in public administrations, nurseries and schools."
Joseba Merino
R&I Consultant