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In the area of waste management, ENT adopts a preventative focus, centred on generating less waste and achieving better management. Our main focus has been municipal waste, but we have some experience on construction and demolition waste, industrial waste and mineral oils.

Most of our projects are commissioned by Public Administrations, from very practical projects for Local Authorities to very specific consulting reports for the European Commission, OECD or on the framework for European projects, including projects for regional and national authorities (strategies, programmes, design of specific policy instruments, etc.). We also collaborate with universities or research centres and with environmental NGOs, amongst others.

Within the area of waste management, we highlight our experience in economic aspects (costs and economic implications of waste policies) and in the design and evaluation of economic and fiscal policies (waste charges , pay-as-you-throw schemes ,  taxes on landfilling and incineration, deposit-refund schemes, fee-rebate systems, etc.).

We have also produced various waste management plans for local authorities. In particular, we have a lot of experience in the design and implementation of separate door to door collection schemes .

Another priority area of work is waste prevention, where we have produced numerous waste prevention plans for local entities and projects consisting in implementing specific measures. Specific waste flows in which we have paid particular attention is nappies and packaging. Another area in which we have specialized are projects to prevent food waste.

An important part of our work is the framework of research projects, which later derive in a good number of technical and scientific publications.

Study of waste management models in isolated rural areas ans islands
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23% of the Spanish population live in rural areas (12 of 17 regions can be classified as rural) and 6.9% live in islands. Some rural areas have characteristics that make them isolated…

Reports for the introduction of “Pay as You Throw” schemes
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ENT Environment and Management has prepared, since 2006, a number of studies in several Catalan municipalities to implement waste charges based on “pay as you throw” schemes, through…

Economic balance of the door-to-door separate waste collection and bring schemes
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The Catalan Association of Municipalities for door-to-door separate waste collection commissioned a study in 2012 to ENT to provide local authorities with accurate information about the…

LIFE EWAS: sustainable waste management using ICT tools
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ENT was participating in a project within the EU LIFE programme, which aims to demonstrate the potential of information technologies to optimize waste collection. The project, named LIFE…

Waste charges studies
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Waste charges can contribute not only to covering the costs associated with waste management, but also to creating an incentive to reduce and separate waste at source. A good design also…

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