Large volumes of waste and waste water, poor air and water quality, high levels of ambient noise, lack of integrated environmental management are relevant issues in any functional urban area. Reuse is a highly relevant approach to tackle them. Despite recent improvements at transnational level there is still a highly fragmented decision making landscape in this field.  SURFACE aims to improve environmental management and quality of life in functional urban areas through the establishment of multi-stakeholder based Smart Re-Use Parks.

The project aims to establish harmonised and evidence-based decision making in the field of waste prevention and reuse where:

  • reuse & waste prevention options become integrated options of environmental management strategies & action plans,
  • urban decision makers can share decisions,
  • multi-stakeholder cooperation schemes and Smart ReUse Parks action plans can be shared and used,
  • tested & validated pilots can be studied,
  • an increased set of immediately usable instruments can be adopted through twinning training schemes.

SURFACE: Launch Event

24th January. Kempten, Germany

Project launch event taken at Recycling Center of Kempten - Kaufhaus Kempodiom (Re-Use Shop/Center)

A press conference will launch SURFACE project

An introduction of SURFACE will be presented by Project Leader (ATM)
Project Partner REUSE will introduce audience with Re-Use practices, policies and perspective on EU level
Project Partner ZAK will portray future plans in Kempten