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Waste Prevention Scenarios Using a Web-Based Tool for Local Authorities


Waste prevention is the highest ranked priority in the European Waste Framework Directive. The aim of this paper is to present the design, development and main features of a web-based tool that enables local authorities to select and implement optimum waste prevention programmes for their local conditions and to prepare their Waste Prevention Plans. The aforementioned tool, namely the WASP-Tool, is implemented as a knowledge-based decision support system which extracts characteristics and features of the waste prevention strategy models and applies multicriteria evaluation techniques in order to facilitate decision making. It has been developed in Greek and reflects Greek and Cypriot data, context and waste prevention potential, to facilitate its use by local authorities and local administration. The application of the tool is demonstrated and its main features are presented.

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The design and the development of the WASP Tool was supported by the LIFE10 ENV/GR/622 project “Development and Demonstration of a Waste Prevention Support Tool for Local Authorities—WASP Tool”, which was co-funded by the European Union LIFE + programme.

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Lasaridi, K., Hatzi, O., Batistatos, G. et al. Waste Prevention Scenarios Using a Web-Based Tool for Local Authorities. Waste Biomass Valor 6, 625–636 (2015).

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  • Waste prevention
  • Computer tool
  • Decision support
  • Greece
  • Cyprus