Swedish Waste Management

Report
Sweden
 9,4 million inhabitants
 450 000 km2
 Public responsibility for
household waste
 Reduction fo climat gases
 Material for recycling
 Energy recovery
Avfall Sverige
Public waste management
 Front runner waste management field
– Competence
– World class infrastructure
 Environmental and social benefits
 Ensures long term work according to the waste hierarchy
 Zero waste!
Avfall Sverige
 Waste management & recycling sector’s expert
organzation
– Reason: the municipalities' responsibility for household
 400 members
– Represent 99,9 % of the Swedish population
 Community contacts, advice, training, communication,
development programme, lobbying, networking
 Primary task: represent and develop members by creating
networks, providing information, influencing
 Members of Cewep, ECN, ISWA, Municipal Waste Europe
 Aiming toward an environmentally correct and sustainable
waste management, for the benefit of society
Development programme
 15 years – 360
development projects
 Total cost SEK 68.9
million
 The projects are
presented in reports
published on the website
 Practical use for the
members
At least 35
reports/year,
some of them
translated into
english
Member advisory
 9 advisors, experts on different matters
 Members can turn to the them for advice
 Guidelines, recommendations, templates
Influencing work
 Target groups:
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The parliament,
the government,
public authorities,
various organizations,
media.
 Long process:
– everything is not visible,
– requires many contacts.
 Decision-makers knows that Avfall Sverige –
Swedish Waste Management is an important actor
Guidance
 Avfall Sverige consists of the association Avfall Sverige
and wholly owned service company Avfall Sverige AB
 Funding
– membership fees
– revenues from sales of education/training, reports etc.
– development fee
 The Annual meeting appoints the Board
– Municipal members vote
 Daily operation by CEO with 17 employees, with the
support of working groups, committees etc
Organization
Annual meeting
(General
meeting)
Board
CEO
Working groups
Office
Guidance
committee
Board
 18 members
– ten are elected representatives, mayors etc
– eight administrative officials
 nominating committee should
– “strive to ensure that the structure of the board
reflects the association’s membership in terms of its
organisational structure, size and geographical
distribution, and strive to achieve as even gender
distribution as possible”.
Working groups
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Public procurement & legislation
Biological recycling
Landfill
Energy recovery
Export
Hazardous waste
Communication
Logistics
Material recycling
Recycling centers
www.avfallsverige.se
Communication
Trademagazine
5 issues/year
Newsletter published
when needed, about
20 issues/year, also
published
electronically
Communication
 Joint communication 2006 – 2012:
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Hazardous waste
Material recycling
Waste-to-Energy
Biogas, bio-fertilizer and compost
The roles and responsibilities of municipalities
 Key objectives:
– to increase the knowledge about Swedish waste
management
– to increase the knowledge about the roles and
responsibilities of municipalities
Education
 Extensive training programme to
increase the level of knowledge and
competence
 In total 2,500 people take part in about
40 training programmes every year
 Qualitycertified since 2009
 Online training programme
Avfallsakademin (Waste Academy)
Avfall Sverige’s vision
Zero waste!
Longterm goals 2020:
 Decoupling amount of waste – growth rates
 Strong upward movement in waste hierarchy
- Municipalities, their companies are the engine and
the guarantor of the transition
GDP
Amount of waste
Waste hierarcy
Swedish Waste Management
 Municipalities are responsible for the collection and
treatment of household waste, excl producer
responsibility material
 The responsibility and the performance is organized in
several different ways
 Municipalities and their companies are also handling
commercial waste
Clear division of responsibilities
Municipalities:
• Collection and treatment of
municipal waste
• Information to households
• Waste prevention
Parliament/
Government
Authorities
Producers:
• Collection and treatment
of waste with producers
responsibility
Waste generator:
• Private persons/households: Sort and leave waste at
indicated collection points
• Companies/Industries: Handling of own generated
waste
Waste trend 2008 - 2012
Swedish household waste
Important success factors
 Waste management is a public
service
 Clear division of roles and
responsibilities that enable
necessary investments
 Long-term regulations and
economical steering instruments
 Co-operation between
municipalities
 Collaboration between public and
private sectors
 Focus on communication and
public engagement
Contact
Weine Wiqvist
Prostgatan 2, S-211 25 Malmö
+46 40 35 66 05
+46 70 893 15 99
[email protected]
www.avfallsverige.se
www.minskaavfallet.se
twitter.com/#!/avfallsverige
facebook.com/sveriges.storsta.miljororelse

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