The project partners from three different countries have different achievements in waste management and recycling and also face different challenges in their situations and in implementing the EU targets.

The team behind the project is driven by and committed to achieving concrete results that improve the environment. The key to succeeding lies on focusing on mutual understanding and building long-term relationships, as such, most activities are mutual between partners with emphasis placed on building long-term cooperation between the expert partner and the beneficiaries.


Lead Partner:
Mažeikiai District Municipality

Mažeikiai district municipality together with JSC Telšiai regional waste management centre, which is responsible for Mažeikiai district’s waste management, has indicated as a main challenge – the improvement of household waste collection, sorting and recycling. Mažeikiai is the biggest city in the region and modern sorting stations for large household waste, furniture, building and other materials are needed. We plan to introduce new possibilities for our citizens in the near future and raise awareness among the population on recycling.

Mažeikiai municipality’s vision is to install a modern sorting station. The expected project outcome is the feasibility for such and piloting solutions. One of the project outcomes is a technical project for such a station with the municipality committing to raise funds for the project’s implementation.

For further information about Mažeikiai’s role and ambitions for the project, contact Mr. Virgilijus Radvilas.

Beneficiary Partner:
JSC Telšiai region waste management center

JSC Telšiai regional waste management centre has indicated a challenge of solving (a) household waste collection, sorting and recycling, (b) sorting and recycling of digestate and (c) plastics recycling, all these in combination with capacity building and raising awareness on recycling.

Telšiai region waste management centre has a vision to improve household waste collection, sorting and recycling in Telšiai region (4 municipalities: Mažeikiai, Telšiai, Plungė, Rietavas) and also to significantly improve sorting and recycling of digestate at the non-hazardous waste landfill in Jėrubaičiai. Another concern is exploring possibilities for the regional recycling of plastics.

For further information about Telšiai’s role and ambitions for the project, contact Ms. Eglė Geležinė.


Beneficiary Partner:
Paide Town Government

Paide town government considers the innovations and digitalisation in waste management and environmental awareness building among the population, especially youth.


Paide town government has a long experience in working with the young population and sees youth as a good audience to involve in municipal waste sorting and collection. Paide aims to implement a pilot educational project, educating the city population to sort waste and recycle and maintain the sorting infrastructure. The waste management system is in need for increased participation and welcomes smart innovations supporting increased citizen involvement. The Municipality commits to support the needed investment to maintain, invest into and promote the innovations.

For further information about Paide’s role and ambitions for the project, contact Ms. Karola Jaanof.


Beneficiary Partner:
Department of City’s Infrastructure of Sumy City Council

Sumy city council would like to establish a background for waste management, to build capacity and gain knowledge as it faces all possible waste collection challenges.

Sumy Municipality has a challenge with waste management in the municipality and is searching for knowledge towards establishing systems and routines in place. The expected result of the project is the concept formation of an integrated waste management system in the municipality. The project is expected to contribute to building capacity for the upcoming implementation of legal amendments, infrastructural and technological investments. This project and sustainable commitment have the official Sumy Municipality support.

For further information about Sumy’s role and ambitions for the project, contact Ms. Iryna Vaskina.


Expertise Partner:
Green Business Norway

Green Business Norway (GBN) has been operating within the circular economy since its establishment in 2003. Our role has been to act as a member-based platform for the Norwegian Renewables and Circular Economy industry, promoting best practices, creating international partnerships and being a catalyst for new innovations. 17 years of experiences working closely with the industry in cooperation with the public and private sector on regional, national and international level has given GBN a unique insight to the scope and ambitions of the project.

GBN competences are concentrated around Management of a Circular Economy Expertise platform:

  • Promotion of innovative and new methods that are applied in Norway and internationally
  • Access to expertise from the public and private R&D community involved with new developments in the waste management sector
  • In-house expertise about best practices in waste management operations related to technology platforms
  • In-house expertise related to best practices in organising and management, especially intermunicipal cooperation in order to optimise and operate a modern infrastructure
  • Access to best practices in digital platforms, recycling, secondary use and final disposal
  • Insight to current policies, regulations and new developments


For further information about Green Business Norway’s role and ambitions for the project, contact Mr. Thor Sverre Minnesjord.