For the NVRD (Dutch Association for Waste Collection), Innovaders has made a calculation model that allows municipalities and waste collectors to calculate the effects of diftar and reversed collecting in their district. The starting point is the experiences of all municipalities in the Netherlands who have already introduced diftar and / or reversed collecting.
The calculator proposes the number of containers needed to realize this waste shift. It gives clear insight. The financial part of the calculation tool looks at the change in waste management costs (container, collection and waste handling costs) and the results for lowering the waste tax.
Together with DHV consultancy, Innovaders has been working on a World Bank project to improve the entire waste chain in Tehran, the capital of Iran, a beautiful city with more than 12 million inhabitants.
Important was the introduction of a 3R waste strategy: Reduction, Re-use and Recycling. The project has looked at how separate waste collection system can be introduced within 10 years and how the citizens can be closely involved. In parallel, plans have been made to improve the composting and recycling industry with private parties.
The role of Innovaders was to propose operational improvements for the entire chain. First, it looked at how the waste chain now works and the possible problems. Various scenarios have been worked out, including the necessary equipment and personnel needed for this. It has also been considered which additional investments are required in composting and recycling plants and what the costs / benefits of this could be with the changing market prices.
Next, Innovaders has contributed to the implementation plan that has been drawn up with the client for the next 5 years.