Project title: Integrated Bio-waste Management and Trading Scheme – SYMBIOSIS
Programme: Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme “Greece- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014-2020”
The project “Symbiotic networks of bio-waste sustainable management” (SYMBIOSIS) aims at improving management and utilization of organic (urban, agricultural and animal breeding) waste in the cross-border area with actions such us the construction of an official Web Site including social media links and newsroom, through general public dialog based, training sessions and publishing of relevant articles, but mainly by developing Symbiosis platform, a software that will provide the information and the means for users and producers of bio- waste to connect and cooperate. Symbiosis platform will help and encourage the formation of distribution channels by listing all providers and potential users of bio waste in the CBC area, produce transporting and handling cost estimations, record the waste flows and characterize them by type, location, volume and seasonality, thus suggesting the optimal utilization of bio-waste (e.g. in transforming it to fuel, feedstock or fertilizers), helping towards the increase of cross industry resource efficiency and waste flow management, limiting waste lead to landfills, stimulating trade and use of bio waste, and creating incentives towards a radical change in the consumer behavior.