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PAVEtheWAySTE

Demonstrating resource efficiency through innovative, integrated waste recycling schemes for remote areas
LIFE Ref. No: LIFE14 ENV/GR/000722
Area of implementation: Naxos & Small Cyclades (South Aegean - Greece), Ancient Olympia (Western Greece), Castilla-León (Spain)
Duration: 40 months
(1 September 2015 - 31 December 2018)
Project Budget: 1,758,267 €
EC Funding: 1,054,960 € (60%)

The overall aim of the LIFE PAVEtheWAySTE project is to facilitate the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive in remote areas, by enabling local and regional authorities to improve their municipal waste recycling performance and thus pave the way to high resource efficiency. This will be achieved through the development and application of an economically viable solid waste management plan, based on the demonstration of an innovative system for the fine separation of municipal solid waste (MSW) at source. Read more

The project is co-funded by LIFE, the EU's financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

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Project Implementation areas


Naxos & Small Cyclades (South Aegean, Greece)

Ancient Olympia (Western Greece)


Valladolid, Castilla y León (Spain)

Athens
(Greece)

Environment & Resource Efficiency


Over the last few decades, Europe has progressively established a consistent political and regulatory framework on waste management, and the current approach is summarised in the following paragraph (European Commission, 2010):

“EU waste management policies aim to reduce the environmental and health impacts of waste and improve Europe’s resource efficiency. The long-term goal is to turn Europe into a recycling society, avoiding waste and using unavoidable waste as a resource wherever possible. The aim is to achieve much higher levels of recycling and to minimise the extraction of additional natural resources. Proper waste management is a key element in ensuring resource efficiency and the sustainable growth of European economies.”

European Commission. Environment Directorate-General (2010). Being wise with waste: the EU’s approach to waste  management. Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union.

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