This report is the first deliverable of the work package whose aim is to validate the best practice approaches and methods for enhancing the separate collection of paper and board already indentified earlier in the project. This is accomplished on the basis of seven defined clusters in five countries. Clusters 1-5 are situated in France, Romania and Bulgaria and are represented by partners of the project consortium. Clusters 6 and 7, in United Kingdom (Wales) and Poland, were incorporated into the project within the scope of the External Support Committee (ESC).
The objective of this report is to give an account of the current situation in the various clusters. Essential elements are the schematic presentation of the domestic waste and recyclables management system, thereby allowing for a systematic tracing of the streams. At the same time, a descriptive representation with symbols was chosen in order to minimise language barriers. The symbols used are explained in chapter 3 (Terms and definitions). Each scheme is supplemented for each cluster by a photo documentation of the locations visited. Key system parameters – so far as are known – are set out in tabular form.