Project: Caribbean European Union Research Alliance 4 Better Waste Management

Acronym CARE4WASTE (Reference Number: ELAC2015/T02-0776)
Duration 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2020
Project Topic The overall objective of the CARE4WASTE project is to raise awareness of waste as a valuable resource andovercomethe lack of practices and policies in waste management, recycling and urban mining in order tocontribute to a cleaner and healthier environment and economic development in the LAC region. Following asustainable capacity building approach, the specific objective of the project is to use the expert knowledge ofthe consortium to (1) identify the bottlenecks in waste management policies and practices, (2) initiate of broadstakeholder dialogue to screen potential managerial, logistical and technical solutions for the bottlenecks, (3)implement LACLAC and EULAC knowledge transfer of the solutions identified by a ‘teaching the teachersapproach’ and finally (4) activate the innovation and business potential in urban mining by SME business modeldevelopment in the urban and rural context. The expected results encompass (a) country-fit guidelines forconsumers, (b) improved human capacity of researchers, administrators and practitioners in collectionsschemes, infrastructure management, waste processing and recycling, (c) catalogue of best practice and policyconsidering lessons learned in the EU and (d) development of business models and design of pilot projects inrecycling and urban mining.
Network ERANet-LAC
Call 2nd Joint Call on Research and Innovation

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Fraunhofer Society Coordinator Germany
2 Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas Partner Poland
3 Toth Research& Lab Partner Panama
4 Universidad Federico Henríquez y Carvajal Partner Dominican Republic
5 University of San Carlos of Guatemala Partner Guatemala, Republic of