It is possible to achieve high performing separate collection of paper and packaging waste while maintaining acceptable fees for citizens. However, local authorities are largely dependent on national incentives such as financial contributions from EPR schemes, revenues from sold materials and tax savings or incentives. 

Can investing in improving your paper and packaging waste (PPW) collection system positively impact costs?

Join the H2020 COLLECTORS project's webinar on 30 April at 15:00 CET to discover more about the economic aspects of PPW collection and sorting. It will showcase COLLECTORS’ work performing cost and benefit analyses of several case studies to illustrate how improving the performance of PPW waste sorting impacts the cost-benefit balance of waste collection systems. The webinar will address the following question: can the selective collection be improved without increasing neither the general cost of the collection system, nor the waste fee for citizens?

Make sure to register in advance here.

This webinar is the first in a series of three webinars that will summarise the project's findings. Throughout these three online events, the project will highlight innovative approaches to waste collection systems. 

In particular, the project has just published a financial cost-benefit analysis of 12 different waste collection and sorting systems from various European countries. The report is among the few publications that use the same methodology to compare systems from different countries in order to shed light on their overall cost effectiveness, as well as highlight enabling factors and challenges. The 12 case studies included in the analysis cover paper and packaging waste, waste electrical and electronic equipment, and construction and demolition waste.