The REPT project successfully developed and implemented a pilot Decision Support Tool (DST) for the assessment of environmental and financial aspects of waste recovery and recycling on islands. This has provided a valuable tool to support the member states competent authorities in designing and implementing better recycling policies in accordance with the EU Directives.The project partners analysed the current situation with regards PW - glass, metals, plastics and paper – and WEEE - cooling equipment, CRT screens and fluorescent lamps – in each participating country. This included spatial and temporal inventories, the current waste legislation frameworks and detailed cost-benefit assessments of the current management systems from a technical, managerial, environmental and financial point of view.The work identified the major economic constraints and environmental obstacles faced by the participant countries for the implementation of cost effective and sustainable recycling practices on small islands to meet the requirements of the EU Directives. The project confirmed that the recovery/recycling measures promoted in islands differed from the ones on the mainland. Recycling in islands is often implemented although it is not financially viable and often achieves lower recovery rates.Additional preparatory work was completed for establishing the DST, including the definition of a database of important parameters, for example, the fuel consumption per km for different methods of transport. The completed DST comprised programmes capable of: 1. estimating quantities of waste from data on population levels and economic activities 2. forecasting future waste quantities 3. calculating the environmental emissions – including quantities of dangerous substances - and energy consumption from different waste management processes 4. analysing ‘what-if’ scenarios for different management processes 5. producing reports presenting outcomes from different systems.The DST was implemented by the participating beneficiaries, and it identified promising environmental approaches or best available techniques (BATs) for the recovery and recycling of waste in small islands, including five specific scenarios. The DST was disseminated at the final conference and made available on the project website together with a users manual. The University of Cyprus will continue to provide on-line support to stakeholders interested in implementing the DST in other island contexts for at least 5 years after the project.Further information on the project can be found in the projects layman report and After-LIFE Communication Plan (see "Read more" section).