The pilot tests in the study areas of the project have already ended. All the pilots (Bassano del Grappa, Bitetto and Varese in Italy, Sant Just in Catalonia) have the results of the project’s final survey to assess its social impact. Experts from the REthinkWASTE consortium have met today to discuss and deepen the social impact of the KAYT strategies in the study areas. Based on the pilots’ experiences, we have shared the common weaknesses and strengths of the project. From these we have discussed solutions and strategies to deal with pilots’ weaknesses and, on the other hand, how to take advantage of the strengths detected. In the final part of the focus group, there has been space to think about the future of the project in each pilot area. The key question is “how to maintain the initiative alive and the interest of citizen to reduce waste and increase the level of separation?”
The discussion will certainly serve to take another step towards helping Municipalities in the transition to waste management models that include PAYT and KAYT strategies.
Thank you very much to all for your participation and to CERES consultancy for supporting us in the overall process to make the focus group a success!