WINPOL was presented during the kick-off meeting of a new Interreg Europe project, the SMART WASTE project.

Just like WINPOL, the SMART WASTE project tackles innovation in waste management. The six partners of this new project will evaluate to what extent current national, regional and local policies have promoted successful innovation in waste management and then propose interregional solutions to address policy weaknesses.

Seeing the similarities and potential for cooperation between the two projects, WINPOL has been invited to share its experience, developed after one year of activities, with the SMART WASTE partners and the local stakeholders in the Italian region of Tuscany. The audience learned about the objectives, partners and activities of WINPOL, with a particular emphasis on the sharing of good practices across Europe. Participants were especially interested in the presentation of those practices already exchanged during the First Thematic seminar and were actively encouraged to contribute with their own good examples during the upcoming seminars.

WINPOL partners hope that soon it will be the other way round and that they will be hearing more from the new SMART WASTE project!

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