COLLECTORS Final Conference

What policies to make waste management shift toward circular economy?

The COLLECTORS project collected available information on European waste collection systems, that is presented in its web-based platform. It also conducted in-depth analyses of 12 case studies reflecting different types of contexts, and will propose comprehensive guidelines targeting local authorities, as well as policy recommendations to improve the European and national frameworks so that they can promote effective local collection systems enabling high-quality recycling.

The final conference will take place online on 17 November 2020 from 9:30 to 13:00.

Why attend this event?

The main objective is to present and discuss the main findings of the project to EU institutions and EU-based federations, especially the policy recommendations, focusing on several key-topics representing the main issues at stake such as how to ensure high quality recycling, or how to reach high local performances while keeping reasonable costs. The conference will also include testimonies from local players sharing their challenges, and practical experiences from the local case studies analysed by the project. Emphasis will be put on open discussions with the various stakeholders of the recycling value chain and with the audience.



09:30 Introduction

  • European Parliament (name TBC)
  • ESAME (name TBC)

09:50 COLLECTORS session: the main outcomes of the project

  • General presentation of the project – Tjerk Wardenaar, PNO Consultants
  • COLLECTORS outputs – Hanna Pihkola, VTT
  • Focus on the environmental impact, the economic balance, social acceptance, and circular economy perspective of municipal waste collection – Berhnard Steubing, LDE – Twan van Leeuwen, PNO Consultants – Pierre
  • Condamine, Zerowaste Europe – Ive Vanderreyt, VITO
  • COLLECTORS Policy recommendations – Jean-Benoît Bel, ACR+

11:20 Break

11:30 1st roundtable: improve knowledge of local waste management and traceability of sorted waste

  • Keynote speech: new reporting obligations, new calculation methods – Silvija Aile, DG ENV, European Commission
  • Roundtable discussion with Pascal Leroy, WEEE Forum – Christine Leveque, Suez – Arnout Sabbe, geoFluxus

12:15 2nd roundtable: economic instruments: how to make recycling financially viable?

  • Keynote speech: economic instruments promoting re-use – Mathieu Rama, Rreuse
  • Roundtable discussion with Joachim Quoden, EXPRA – Michele Giavini, ARS Ambiente – Julien Ruaro, ADEME

13:00 Conclusions


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