The REthinkWASTE project
is funded by the LIFE programme of EU.
Our main objective is to rethink municipal tariff systems and to improve the urban waste governance through an innovative model based on PAYT + KAYT approach
What is it?
Pay-as-you-throw tariff schemes (PAYT) are based on the “polluters-pay principle”.
They dynamically charge waste producers on the basis of the actual amount of waste generated and provide incentives for the collection of recyclable waste and the reduction of mixed waste.
The effect of PAYT dynamic tariffs is to make waste prevention, reuse and better separation at source for recycling more economically attractive, increasing the waste producer’s responsibility.
What is it?
Know-as-you-throw (KAYT) is an innovative concept to reduce municipal waste and increase separate collection through a knowledge & persuasion-driven approach.
The idea is that the habits of citizens towards separate collection can be improved by informing them in a continuous and convenient way, combining technology, gamification, one-to-one meetings with real informers and some economic and/or social benefits.
Seven pilots implement PAYT-KAYT modular tests:
Administrations and waste utilities