The project RECO Baltic 21 Tech – towards sustainable waste management in the Baltic Sea Region background

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

Citation

, (2011), "The project RECO Baltic 21 Tech – towards sustainable waste management in the Baltic Sea Region background", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 22 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ.08322eaa.014.014

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited


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Article Type: Features From:> Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 5

Waste management is a matter of central concern to Baltic Sea countries, where significant disparities are seen: whereas in Germany or Sweden around 3 per cent of the household waste goes to disposal, this figure in Poland is over 90 per cent. Insufficient transnational actions in the field of waste management clearly hamper the development of this area in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).

The “Reco Baltic 21 Tech” (RB21T) is partly funded by the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 and is running from October 2010 to September 2013. It aims at addressing this problem by fostering sustainable waste management (WM) in the Baltic Sea Region. The project aims at strengthening the capacity of Baltic Sea countries to climb the waste hierarchy and meet the various EU directives. RB21T is also expected to create innovative business opportunities in the Clean-Tech industry. Operationally, RB21T will establish a transnational and cross-sectorial platform for expertise exchange in waste management in the Baltic Sea Region, which will increase its competitiveness. RB21T will directly target and assist 30 decision makers on the local/regional and national level about to realize a waste management investment, drawing on the latest research and Best Available Technologies (BAT).

Further details on the project can be seen at: http://www.recobaltic21.net/en.html