Guideline on governance and economic incentives for bio-waste separate collection and treatment

The D3.2 Guideline on governance and economic incentives, published as part of the LIFE BIOBEST project, discusses essential governance tools and economic instruments to enhance bio-waste management schemes. This guideline presents practical examples of these instruments in action and includes an analysis of the economic viability of best practices from separate collection to treatment.

This guideline, along with three additional guidelines on bio-waste separate collection, compost and digestate, and communication and engagement practices, aims to support upper-level authorities in streamlining policy measures and lower-level authorities in implementing effective solutions. The guidelines serve as crucial resources for municipalities, policymakers, waste haulers, recycling entities, and technical practitioners, whether they are in the initial stages of bio-waste implementation or have advanced management systems.

Available in English.

Country Factsheets on the analysis of communication and engagement practices for bio-waste separate collection and treatment

The D3.4 Country Factsheets on the analysis of communication and engagement practices, published as part of the LIFE BIOBEST project, delve into effective public communication and education strategies. This guideline analyzes successful experiences from various countries, highlighting the impact of public participation and awareness on bio-waste management schemes.

This guideline, along with three additional guidelines on bio-waste separate collection, compost and digestate, and governance and economic incentives, aims to support upper-level authorities in streamlining policy measures and lower-level authorities in implementing effective solutions. The guidelines serve as crucial resources for municipalities, policymakers, waste haulers, recycling entities, and technical practitioners, whether they are in the initial stages of bio-waste implementation or have advanced management systems.

Available in English.

Guideline to promote quality compost and digestate

The D3.3 Guideline on quality compost and digestate, published as part of the LIFE BIOBEST project, breaks down the treatment technologies and resources that support the production of compost and digestate. The guideline provides insights about the processing options, analysis of product characteristics, quality assurance systems as well as related EU legislation and the ECN quality assurance scheme.

This guideline, along with three additional guidelines on bio-waste separate collection, governance and economic incentives, and communication and engagement practices, aims to support upper-level authorities in streamlining policy measures and lower-level authorities in implementing effective solutions. The guidelines serve as crucial resources for municipalities, policymakers, waste haulers, recycling entities, and technical practitioners, whether they are in the initial stages of bio-waste implementation or have advanced management systems.

Available in English.

Guideline on the separate collection of bio-waste

The D3.1 Guideline on separate collection, published as part of the LIFE BIOBEST project, offers a comprehensive overview of various bio-waste collection schemes, assessing their pros and cons. It includes a set of Best Practices focusing on collection from households and other producers in diverse contexts.

This guideline, along with three additional guidelines on governance and economic incentives, compost and digestate, and communication and engagement practices, aims to support upper-level authorities in streamlining policy measures and lower-level authorities in implementing effective solutions. The guidelines serve as crucial resources for municipalities, policymakers, waste haulers, recycling entities, and technical practitioners, whether they are in the initial stages of bio-waste implementation or have advanced management systems.

Available in English.

Policy brief including the regulatory barriers for bio-waste separate collection and treatment

Ahead of the EU bio-waste separate collection mandate in January 2024, LIFE BIOBEST‘s Deliverable 5.2 identifies the gaps in the regulatory framework and systemic barriers obstructing efficient bio-waste management with high capture rates of high-quality material.

LIFE BIOBEST interviewed 15+ expert stakeholders from across the EU to discuss the difficulties of meeting the landfill and recycling targets as well as the mandate for separate collection of bio-waste. This report investigates the status of transposition and management results of the EU legal framework and proposes recommendations and calls to action.

Available in English.

Improved and homogenised datasets on municipal bio-waste management in the EU

Released for public dissemination by the LIFE BIOBEST project, this report consists of a homogenised dataset on municipal bio-waste management.

Originating from an investigation into the current status of data collection and reporting in the European Union, the publication contains data on basic information and boundary conditions for bio-waste collection and treatment for nearly all 27 EU Member States, as well as a detailed dataset exploring the collection per capita of food waste and garden waste at the municipal level for Italy, Denmark, and Catalonia.

Available in English.