Increasing regional innovation capacities for
resources efficiency and integrated waste management through cooperation, research and technological development
Area: 6,519 km2
Population: 2.16 million
Density: 331 inhabitants/km2
GDP: 58190 per capita in €
Amount of MSW (2011): 460 kg/capita
Academia: SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Business: Envac AB
Public authority: Municipality of Sundbyberg
The Stockholm Region has a Vision to be the most attractive metropolitan region in Europe. The region should be fine to live in, and it should be attractive to visit and invest in. It should be a favorable environment for many different kinds of activities. When we reached our vision, we use our conditions the best way. When viewed the region as interesting, important and well integrated into the international networks. One of the regions all-embracing goals is that the region should be resource efficiant. To achieve the specific goals of resource conservation and supply, the region must primarily reduce waste and use waste as a resource.
Municipal waste management
System of source separation at household level
The source separated waste is collected either at home, so-called curbside collection, or transported from households to central collection points, such as recycling stations and recycling centers. Curbside source separation systems for food waste, packaging and newspaper, WEEE and batteries are available. Recycling centers are manned and waste generators have the ability to sort all its source separated waste, excluding food waste, at this place, also bulky and hazardous waste. There is 27 recycling centers in the region. Some also provides collection of functioning clothes and furniture for re-use. Recycling stations are unmanned recycling points where waste generators have the ability to sort source separated packaging and newspapers covered by producer responsibility. 754 public recycling stations in the region. Systems available in the region; Collection of bin and bagwaste, food waste source sepration systems, packaging, newspaper, paper, bulky waste, batteries, hazardous waste, WEEE, clothes & textiles, furniture.
Key needs and aspirations in innovative waste management