European Conference Waste Management in the Circular Economy 2017
Revision of the Circular Economy Legislation • Recycling Rates Calculation • Plastics Strategy
The implementation of the European Commission’s revised Circular Economy legislation is the new challenge ahead
The adoption of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package laid the cornerstone towards a transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way. Recently, all four legislative proposals on waste which are part of the Package were subject to negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. Indeed, underlining its full commitment to ensure a timely implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission sketched out a number of priorities that will set the bar higher for the upcoming years to come. One of the main priorities is the plastics strategy which will introduce further requirements for recyclability, biodegradability and presence of hazardous substances of concern in certain plastics. Furthermore, the Commission is keen to reduce existing legal and practical problems at the interface of chemical, product and waste legislation that impede recycled materials from entering into the productive economy. Another main initiative concerns the monitoring framework that aims to better asses the process of the circular economy in the EU and its member states. In sum, the year 2017 introduces new and ambitious obligations on domestic stakeholders that will need to be adhered to in the following years to come. As the Commission increasingly takes countries to court over failure to keep up with EU waste policies, member states must be equipped to meet the challenges of the present and the future.
This European Conference offers a unique platform for public authorities and waste management companies to exchange on the different approaches and possible ways for implementing the revised legislation of the Circular Economy Package. Discuss current implementation hurdles and improve the collection and reduction of waste in your own organisation. Leading experts from national authorities, international and national associations and waste companies will share their ideas, existing practices and recommendations on legal, economical and infrastructural instruments for a successful transition to a Circular Economy.
- Public Authorities and Inspectorates
- Heads of Unit and Officials responsible for waste legislation
- Waste management and environment at the national, regional and local level
- Environmental Agencies
- Waste companies – Public and private: Managing directors, Heads of department responsible for
- Waste management
- Operations and investments
at the European, regional or local level
- What are the main changes in the legislation of the Circular Economy Package and the Action Plan of the European Commission?
- Which instruments can help your country, region and municipality to become one of the EU top in recycling?
- What are the challenges and opportunities of the new plastics strategy?
- How can waste management companies get prepared and benefit from the revised legislation?
- What is changing regarding the calculation of recycling rates and how to measure recycling in the future?
- How to encourage waste prevention and communal recycling initiatives
- What are best practices of waste separation, collection and treatment of food and bio-waste?
- How to facilitate the separate collection of bio-waste
- What strategies exist to reduce packaging and food waste?
- What are the new guidelines regarding “extended producer responsibility”?
- What demands poses the monitoring system on public authorities?
- How to reach non-toxic material cycles
- How to include every stakeholder in your region or municipality into an effective circular economy system
- Get first-hand information on how to implement the revised waste directives and prepare your organisation for the upcoming challenges
- Learn how to apply the new methodology and calculation of recycling rates
- Improve your systems of waste separation, collection and treatment
- Benefit from the experience of authorities that are well advanced in the implementation of the Circular Economy
- Exchange your ideas and discuss the challenges you face with colleagues and practitioners from Europe to find solutions and develop your next steps towards a Circular Economy
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