COLLECTORS’ mainstay being to share knowledge between territories, it only took one step for the project to use its strength and expand the exchange of experience to try to bring answers to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last months of the project, one of the partners, namely ACR+, will thus carry on an additional task. After having mapped how public authorities in Europe and beyond reacted and adapted their waste management systems, the network will work on identifying interesting practices and analysing the key factors to increase the capacity of waste management systems to respond to health crisis while keeping prevention and recycling high on the agenda. The aim is to better understand the crisis, identify effective solutions and increase the resilience of municipal solid waste collection systems.
For this, ACR+ wants to hear directly from municipal and local authorities or their waste operators about the consequences of the crisis on their waste systems, through an online survey (open until the end of July 2020).
If you are a municipal and local authority or a waste operator, ACR+ is kindly inviting you to fill in the survey. Your contribution is essential to assess the impact of the COVID-19 in particular regarding the services provided, the quantities collected, health and safety measures, finances and communication to users. This survey will lead to the publication of an aggregated analysis, accompanied by highlights on specific practices.