The overall objective of LESS-WASTE-II is waste prevention through the joint development and implementation of actions for the better management of bio-wastes in the cross-border area. The project directly contributes to the Programme’s objective for the sustainable management of waste, which contributes to: the conservation and protection of the natural environment, the improvement of the quality of life in the cooperation area and the sustainable development of the area in general. The project’ s activities relate directly to the application of relevant European policies in the field of waste management, specifically waste prevention with the aim to minimise waste going to landfill and management of food waste, as they are adopted in the official Regional and Local Waste Management Plans of the areas involved.
LESS-WASTE-II’s specific objectives are:
- to address the need for waste management strategies that combine both regional (centralised) and local (decentralised) actions that reduce the volume of waste going to land-filling, indicatively the target rate for the recovery of the organic fraction of solid waste in the Greek part of the area being 20% by 2018, when the project ends,
- to introduce home-composting and separation-at-source of the organic fraction of urban waste to local residents and municipalities of the cross-border region by providing both the necessary equipment and dissemination activities and material,
- to demonstrate new and sustainable ways of management and re-utilisation of bio-waste to local authorities and vocational groups through trainings and equipment demonstration,
- to initiate synergies and a culture of awareness among target groups that serves the needs of the citizens.