Border / inhabitants
Pécs has depressed industrial areas and a continuous decline since the 1990’s, among the worst in Hungary. Pécs was a pioneer in brownfield revitalisation and recycling activities. Focusing on waste resources, Mecsek-Dráva Waste Management organization is based on a cooperation of municipalities in Pécs peri-urban area, in Baranya county and beyond.
Problems / key material flows
although regulations follow EU directives, implementation is inhibited by socio-cultural situations and centralized management structures. Local citizens, especially the older generations, do not recycle but burn or throw away household waste, plastic and bottles illegally.
Aim / objectives
The city aims to decrease household waste deposit and increase the recycling rate. New eco-innovative solutions should be developed to facilitate citizens’ separating household waste. Also, a more effective recycling system should be developed to increase and promote reuse and recycling of plastic and bottles.
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lacking of the proper education for consumer behavior initiatives for selective collection