About SWAN Cyprus

Material management is recognized by European policymakers as a mean of decreasing impacts of waste and reducing raw material inputs to the economy (Directive 2008/98/EC).

Many recycling initiatives reached a plateau of using existing product cycles and recovery technology. Still, there are key waste streams and materials that need to be further addressed due to the difficulty (cost and complexity) of recycling them, their large volume and their carbon footprint.

This challenge is stressed in the Balkan Med region, where the economic crisis is still present, controlling costs is a key target, and new growth options for the regional economies and societies are sought after. For example, the added value from efficient waste management in the region, such as material and energy cost savings, is currently not always realized because stakeholders do not possess a clear view of opportunities (e.g. industrial symbiosis schemes) and indirect gains (e.g. climate mitigation potential).

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The Project

Many recycling initiatives reached a plateau of using existing product cycles and recovery technology. Still, there are key waste streams and materials that need to be further addressed due to the difficulty (cost and complexity) of recycling them, their large volume and their carbon footprint.

Brief Description

Material management is recognized by European policymakers as a mean of decreasing impacts of waste and reducing raw material inputs.

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Project Idea

The EU economy currently loses a significant amount of potential secondary raw materials which are found in waste streams.

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Objectives

The goal is a cluster-like integration of territorial development and cooperation activities, for improving the growth potential and sustainable development.

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Expected Results

Provide assistance to waste management agents towards identifying joint business opportunities and promote academia-industry.

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Location of Activities

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Durability & Transferability

Having 4 interoperable IT platforms forming the SWAN DE provides a good basis for scalability planning. We will identify structures and functions.

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About Cyprus

Whatever the season, Cyprus provides ample opportunity to experience something new, interesting and exciting, including activities, events, customs and places that are unique and special to the island.

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Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Cosmopolitan, glamorous and bustling, the capital of Lefkosia (Nicosia) is uniquely comprised of an ancient, walled city and a modern, fast-paced metropolis that is the epicentre of the island’s business.

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Limassol (Lemesos)

Legends of kings and kingdoms, and the origins of the island’s wine making industry characterise the Lemesos (Limassol) region, which embodies both the ancient and the modern.

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Larnaca (Larnaka)

East meets west in the ancient district of Larnaka (Larnaca), where hundreds of years of contrasting civilizations, architecture and culture have left their mark on an authentic and diverse region.

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