Big Data analysis to improve waste management. Etra’s experience in an academic paper.

The paper collecting ETRA and DataRiver’s experience in Big Data management for the improvement of waste service management, implemented within the Life Project REthinkWASTE, has been published by the Association for Computing Machinery, New York. The collaboration enabled the development and test of new smart approaches in waste management through the clever use of Big […]

Etra introduces PAYT also for commercial users

About 30,000 businesses are interested in the new standard tariff for commercial users introduced by the local authority for waste management, Consiglio di Bacino Brenta, in the area of the province of Vicenza served by Etra. The initiative aims to involve companies and firms in achieving the target defined by the Regional Urban Waste Plan […]

After LIFE – Big data and waste management: Etra’s experience in the REthinkWASTE project presented at an international conference


The REthinkWASTE data integration and analysis platform for intelligent waste management, developed by DataRiver for ETRA S.p.A. as part of the REThinkWASTE project, will be presented on December 4 during the international conference “10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT2023)” (Taormina, Italy, Dec 4-7). Andrea Livaldi from DataRiver will present […]

Training and one-day workshop on the PAYT-KAYT approach in Cittadella on 24 January.

Etra and the Consiglio di Bacino Brenta are organising a workshop focusing on the innovative PAYT-KAYT approach on 24 January in Cittadella, with the involvement of the municipality and local stakeholders, as part of the dissemination actions of the Life REthinkWASTE project. An opportunity to activate a collaborative approach aimed at involving municipalities and social […]

Finland is closer to REthinkWASTE thanks to Life CircWaste!

On the 8th and 9th November, a representative team of the project CircWaste from Finland visited the facilities of Etra in Bassano del Grappa (Italy). The visit is part of the networking actions to foster cooperation between the two projects and support the widespread of best practices such as the PAYT and disseminate the results […]

Rimini 11 November – Final conference of the LIFE REthinkWASTE project at Ecomondo

Pay As You Throw (PAYT) and Know-as-you-throw (KAYT) models have been an integral part an integral part of local waste management policies for the last several years, with many more local and regional authorities around Europe considering their implementation. Local authorities can stimulate changes in citizens’ behaviours by introducing dynamic waste tariff systems based on […]

The second training session on PAYT and KAYT attracts large audience from the Navarra region

Thanks to the hospitality of ACR+ member Government of Navarra, more than 25 municipalities from across the region came to Pamplona, for another training of the LIFE REthinkWASTE project. Participants experienced a perfect combination of discovering enabling tools developed within the project’s framework, hearing a set of experiences from various municipalities, as well as discussing on key topics. […]

Bari and Lecce host IFEL seminars on PAYT and KAYT schemes

On the heels of the appointments in early October in the Umbria region, the coaching and training activity on PAYT and KAYT organised by IFEL as part of the Life REthinkWASTE project moves to Apulia. On 25 and 26 October, first in Bari and then in Lecce, a seminar is planned addressed to all the […]

The Project LIFE REthinkWASTE comes to Ancona and its territory

Waste management: a meeting to coordinate objectives and strategies for the immediate future will be held on Thursday in Jesi, Marche Region. The meeting “The innovation in waste management: objectives, strategies and good practices”, will be held in Jesi (at Palazzo Pianetti), on Thursday, October 20th. The purpose of this event is to discuss the […]

IFEL launch of training seminars on PAYT and KAYT, the kick-off is in Foligno (Umbria Region)

IFEL‘s training program aims to disseminate on a large scale the results of the Life REthinkWASTE project and offer in-depth training sessions on PAYT (pay-as-you-throw) and KAYT (know-as-you-throw). PAYT and KAYT are tools that are recognized at European level for their effectiveness in improving separate waste collection by empowering users and rewarding those who sort […]