HPWM – Household Participation in Waste Management

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HPWM – Household Participation in Waste Management
Projektleitung Joachim Winkler , Prof. Dr. phil.
Projektbeginn 01. Mai 2010
Projektabschluss 01. April 2012
Projektpartner Region Skane // SWEDEN (Lead Beneficiary), Kristianstad Waste Management Company // SWEDEN, NSR AB // SWEDEN, VA Syd // SWEDEN, University of Lund, Department of Environmental Strategy // SWEDEN, Municipality of Szczecin // POLAND, Municipality of Koszalin // POLAND, Wismar University of Applied Sciences // GERMANY, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald // GERMANY, Sysav R&D // SWEDEN
Projektbeteiligte Hochschule Wismar ,, European Project Center ,, Anatoli Beifert ,, Laima Gerlitz , M.A.; M.A./M.Sc.
Mittelgeber EU South Baltic Programme 2007-2013
Fakultät(en) Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Forschungsschwerpunkte(e) Management und Recht
Hyperlink http://www.hpwm.eu


The HPWM project focuses on the management of the Baltic Sea environment, prepares for and implements small-scale pilot projects of modern Waste Management (WM) and pays particular attention to environmental hotspots in coastal areas. The programme area (PA) exhibits a major and unsustainable imbalance when applying the WM "hierarchy".

For example in Poland 95% of waste goes to landfills with considerable negative environmental impacts as a result, whereas in Scandinavia it is just 3%. The entire programme area falls under the EU directives stating that waste volumes should be stabilised by 2012 and decline after 2020.

Organic waste has huge negative environmental impacts as disposal but if sorted and processed both is a sustainable and cost efficient source of energy.

In the South Baltic Region the PA there is a lack of:

1) Joint cross-border cooperation structures to enhance local preparedness and response.

2) Thoroughly disseminated good practices.

3) Actions for cross-border capacity and competence building.

4) Institutional platforms reducing the above-mentioned imbalance in system approach.

5) Joint actions to create sustainable development conditions.