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Regional Cooperation in Waste Management (RECO)
Start date: Jan 12, 2005, End date: Jan 11, 2008 PROJECT  FINISHED 

RECO is a waste management and spatial planning project in cooperation between partners from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Its Central Objective is to support the development of efficient Institutions for management of municipal waste in the BSR in order to minimize negative environmental effects, lower life cycle costs for waste management and meet EU and national legislation and targets etc. This is to be achieved by:Institution building thru the development of Regional Waste Management Institutions (RWMIs)Supporting of cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation in waste management and Spatial Planning.Capacity building thru development of Waste management handbooks and other information material, educational seminars, training and study visits.Raising the level of participation and knowledge in waste management issues among companies in participating regions thru publishing and dissemination of information material.Ensuring public participation through developing material and activities for raising of public awareness in Waste management issuesEnsuring an efficient long-term development of the waste management systems in the participating regions via updating and development of waste management plansSupporting investments in waste management infrastructure thru providing participating regions with information on best available technology, sources of funding and EU public procurement rules etc. Achievements: The RECO project has the following planned outputs and results:Functioning Regional Waste management institutions in the participating regions.A raised level of competence among key decision makers in these organisationsNetworks for cooperation and exchange between the participating regions and individualsTranslated and adapted handbooks in Waste Management in the participating countriesA raised level of awareness in waste issues among the general public in the participating regionsWaste flow analyses providing input for updating of waste management plansInvestments in waste technology infrastructure

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