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The main objective of REthinkWASTE is to provide public authorities with a plug and play model based on the pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) and know-as-you-throw (KAYT) paradigm.

Project funded by the European Commission under the LIFE programme, 2019 - 2022.

Highlights

On 19 February 2020, ACR+ hosted waste management practitioners to discuss taxation and awareness-raising to improve separate waste collection. After hearing about almost a dozen cases of municipal efforts to use PAYT and its information-based counterpart Know as You Throw (KAYT), participants reflected on the cases during a workshop. They concluded that, so far, PAYT has not managed to completely solve the inherent injustice of taxation, because certain communities like newcomers to cities continue to be disadvantaged; that the environmental benefits of PAYT and increased rates of separate collection need to be well and frequently communicated to residents for PAYT to work; that, in some cases, PAYT and KAYT are schemes that can pay for themselves; and that the social, environmental, and economic benefits of these schemes are very closely interlinked.

 

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