BRUCETRA research project aims to analyze the economic and environmental potential of the waste streams in the Brussels Capital Region.

Waste management and it insertion in a circular economy model is a challenge for big cities. BRUCETRA research project aims to analyze the economic and environmental potential of the waste streams in the Brussels Capital Region.

Researchers will identify available waste streams, recycling and treatment technologies and  modes of entrepreneurship (public, public-private, private), and which combinations of these three factors are the most promising in terms of materials management.

A transversal theme of this project is the question whether a region wide waste management should combine domestic and industrial waste streams or not : would merging these streams render certain collection, recycling and treatment systems economically and ecologically viable in the region itself? Researchers will narrow down the type of waste streams for a further in-depth analysis, which will finally result in economically and environmentally optimized collection, recycling and treatment scenarios for Brussels Capital Region.

End of the project : December 2019 (Call Anticipate-2015)

ULB partner

Wouter Achten
IGEAT, Faculty of Sciences
 

Other partners

KU Leuven

Dates
Created on March 26, 2019