Practices identified by WINPOL will definitely bring positive benefits if correctly tailored to our local needs.

With most of the good practices already identified, partners are already thinking of the changes that they could bring to their local policies to improve their waste management system and increase their performances towards higher sustainability. Slowly the first lines of action plans, to be implemented in 2021, are drawn. Which practices caught the attention of each project partner? Which changes are currently being assessed? What is the current impact of WINPOL at local level?

Zoom on Heraklion and the Region of Crete!

After discussions with their stakeholders the Municipality of Heraklion and the Region of Crete decided to study the introduction of some good practices identified by WINPOL with the appropriate adjustments to the local conditions in Crete. Among these:

  • Waste collection with weighing;
  • Civic amenity site access control;
  • Reducing waste in events and festivals;
  • Collaborative ICT-based network for donation of food surplus;
  • New collection system for small re-use goods though boxes.

The different stakeholders involved at local level acknowledged the benefits that can be brought with these new actions. It is now important to assess them and adjust them so they are suitable and can easily be integrated in the Regional Plan of Crete for Waste Management.