Bio4HUMAN is a pivotal Horizon Europe-funded initiative focusing on the solving of solid waste management (SWM) challenges in humanitarian settings.
Bio4HUMAN’s principal objective is to provide both humanitarian aid operators and bio-based sector stakeholders, with a list of bio-based solutions for solid waste management that have the potential to be applicable across various humanitarian settings.

The main outputs of the project will be:

  • A list of approx. 10 innovative bio-based products and systems (solutions) with LCA methodologies for SWM applicable to diverse humanitarian contexts
  • The ‘easy to handle’ practical tools for socio-economic and governance aspects evaluation of bio-based solutions
  • A set of guidelines, recommendations, and tools on environmental, economic, and social aspects for SWM to be used by policymakers, bio-based sector actors, humanitarian aid practitioners, and the scientific community for scale-up and replication purposes.

To learn more about Bio4HUMAN, access the project’s factsheet here.

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Technical information about the project

Full name

Identifying bio-based solutions for waste management applicable to the humanitarian sector.


The budget allocated for this project is €1 509 809.06.


The project will run from 1 January 2024 to 30 June 2026.


Learn more about the project’s consortium here.