The coordinator of the project LIFE PAYT, Dr. Celia Dias Ferreira, presented the national scenario of the selective collection and data concerning the separation at source during the Conference “Waste Management in Smart Cities”. this conference was organized by the Order of Engineers and took place at Aveiro’s Delegation on December 6th.
Dr. Dias Ferreira presented several technological solutions for a “smarter” Waste Management which can be adjusted to a PAYT tariff model (Pay-as-you-Throw). The main challenges that these type of technologies can help with are the monitorization of the waste quantity (weight or volume) disposed and the identification of who is generating the waste. The presentation has also highlighted the role of “gamification” as an enhancer of behavioral changes in citizens.