European Cooperation for Improving Waste Management

The new OptiWaMag project – launched by six partners – is made possible by the financial support from the European Union – the Interreg Europe program and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

According to the information, Europe faces major challenges in waste management due to the high population density and growth in waste generation. Moreover, the increased economic activities and growth in the tourism sector raise the waste generation. The resource efficiency and proactive use of resource-efficient economy can contribute to economic, social and territorial cohesion by improving the lives of people regardless of income, background or status.

In the OptiWaMag project – “Optimization of waste management in urban spaces and in households” – six partners from Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Portugal and Sweden collaborate. The partnership is led by the County Administrative Board of Östergötland from Sweden. The project (August 2019 – January 2023) aims to demonstrate how the development of the current waste infrastructure and the recently used waste management practices can deliver sustainable, smart and inclusive growth through the exchange of good practice. Its official kick-off meeting was held in September last year in Linköping, Sweden.


(GR32020, Page 9, Photo: OptiWaMag/Interreg Europe)