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The SCALIBUR Project Publishes Manuals for Stakeholder Engagement in the Urban Biowaste Value Chain

When it comes to bio-waste valorisation, from sorting and collection up to its conversion into value-added products, close collaboration between relevant actors is the key to success. Our SCALIBUR project highlights the importance of multi-stakeholder processes by sharing experiences and learnings from three European cities in a recently-published series of manuals.

Over 100 million tonnes of biowaste are produced in Europe each year. Roughly 75% of this biowaste ends up in landfills or is incinerated, posing serious environmental challenges. Innovative solutions are needed urgently. This is why our SCALIBUR project brings together leading waste management companies, technology developers and research organisations in four European cities to demonstrate new ways of transforming urban food waste and sewage sludge into high value-added products. Such multi-stakeholder processes are helpful for cities to increase their recycling rate and create new circular economy business opportunities.

The SCALIBUR National Action Manuals analyse the key experiences and learnings from the project´s pilot cities in engaging their stakeholders: Kozani (Greece), Albano Laziale (Italy), and Madrid (Spain). In addition, the manuals share hands-on expertise from a best performing terroritory as represented by the city of Lund (Sweden). The manuals offer a step-by-step guide on how to set up and run a long-term multi-stakeholder engagements in order to enhance the acceptance and adoption of newly developed technologies and processes.

Please go to our library to download the manuals.

For further questions, please contact Francesca Grossi.