The notion of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has been part of EU waste policy for a long time. The Waste Framework Directive (WFD)  states that “in order to strengthen the re-use and the prevention, recycling and other recovery of waste, Member States may take legislative or non-legislative measures to ensure that any natural or legal person who professionally develops, manufactures, processes, treats, sells or imports products (producer of the product) has extended producer responsibility.” (art. 8.1 WFD), and it also specifies that EPR “may include an acceptance of returned products and of the waste that remains after those products have been used, as well as the subsequent management of the waste and financial responsibility for such activities·” (art. 8.1 WFD).
On 24-25th January the kick-off meeting of the Naturvation H2020 project took place in Durham (UK). A representation of all partners met there and discussed the main organisational and scientific aspects of the project, which starts now and will last until 2020, under the leadership of Durham University.
The EWAS project is at its final stage. The project started in July 2014 and its objective was to demonstrate the potential of communication and information technologies for optimising waste collection. ENT is partner of the project, which is led by Wellness Telecom. The consortium is also participated by the public waste management companies Lipasam and Dedisa, by Emasesa (Spain) and by DWaste (Greece).
The project funded by the Fundación Biodiverdad and entitled “Climate change adaptation in urban coastal areas with high population density and touristic and cultural relevance in Spain”, enters its final phase.
Five months have passed since the beginning of DECISIVE and it is time to present its logo designed by ACR+. A self-explanatory visual identity that describes the key concept of DECISIVE, the valorisation of the biowaste generated in urban areas into valuable products for the agricultural fields near the cities through an innovative technological combination.