Bee2WasteCrypto project aims to develop a differentiating and intuitive IT tool which, based on high resolution data on waste production, allows Regional Waste Management Utilities (RWMUs) to design and manage optimal decentralized solutions for each region, as well as promoting more sustainable waste production and separation behaviors.
More specifically, the project has the following main partial objectives:
● Provide RWMUs with the ability to design the best set of technologies to be used in the context of their operation, namely in terms of the quality and quantity of waste generated and also of the materials to be produced from waste processing, according to environmental and economic criteria ;
● Develop an IT system to facilitate Pay As You Throw (PAYT) systems, along with the use of blockchain technologies to produce reliable information that allows for the establishment of “recycling fee credits”, similar to carbon credits in the energy sector, based on each RWMU’s performance against national recycling rate targets;
● A “Token”, possibly based on a cryptocurrency, designed to use Blockchain technologies that pay for sustainable individual behavior when returning waste for recycling or reuse, as well as to promote PAYT solutions.