Page 1

WastED – Export of Education WASTE MANAGEMENT

WastED – Export of Education in Waste Management

WastED – Export of Education WASTE MANAGEMENT

The EU Waste Framework Directive defines an order of priorities that above all aim to reduce the amount of waste generated. The waste generated should primarily be reused as such or as a material. If this is not possible, the waste can be utilized as energy. As a last resort, it may be disposed of in a landfill. With the 7th environmental program that it is preparing, the EU wishes to set goals for the use of resources and the reduction of waste. The long-term target is a recycling society where waste is seen as a resource.

Despite the rapid development of the field and the uniform standards for waste management and waste utilization, there is little education concerning waste management in the EU. The WastED project exports the waste management know-how to Estonia and Latvia and also develops educational packages that will be exported in the future to other countries, too. The primary target groups of this project are the staffs of waste management organizations as well as individuals who are planning to specialize in the field. The project will increase their professional know-how and competitiveness in the labor market. New partnerships will be formed between different organizations in the course of the project.

The objectives of the project • To create new educational materials (educational packages) • To standardize education in waste management • To develop education in the target countries • To develop the know-how of Finnish educational institutes in the area of export of education. The long-term objective is to increase the level of know-how in waste management in the target countries and thereby to comprehensively develop waste management. In order to ensure continuity, education in waste management will be embedded as a part of the educational system in the target countries. The main operator of the project is Turku University of Applied Sciences. The project will be carried out in cooperation with Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and SYKLI, Environmental School of Finland.

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences Kenneth Kumenius GSM +358 40 488 7351

Turku University of Applied Sciences Project Manager Henna Knuutila GSM +358 40 355 0827

Sykli Environmental School of Finland Esa Leinonen GSM +358 400 774 302

WastED brochure  

Export of Education in Waste Management