Stockholm's waste management should focus on climate smart choices and efficient logistics. Areas for waste management need to be integrated and shared with other activities where new housing, business premises, schools and roads are being built. Waste systems are to be secure, safe and accessible, at the same time as they encourage reuse and recovery.
The EU waste hierarchy forms the point of departure for the waste management plan. Compared with the past there will be more of a focus on preventing the production of waste and promoting reuse. Waste that is produced is to be recovered in the best possible manner; increased food waste collection is one of the main objectives of the waste plan for example. The waste management plan also addresses objectives and action to counter litter in the urban environment,in the city's bodies of water and on its shoreline.
The waste management plan affects everyone who lives and works in Stockholm. We can all help in our own way to make waste management in the city work in the best possible fashion. Communication and cooperation initiatives can create the conditions needed for the commitment and effort required to fulfil the objectives of the waste management plan.