LIFE EWWR International Conference and Awards Ceremony-15th Workshop on Waste Prevention-reWINE Workshop

LIFE12 INF/BE/000459
  • Start date: 18/05/2017
  • End date: 18/04/2017
Within the framework of two Life projects: the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) and the reWINE project, the Waste Agency of Catalonia is organizing an international conference on 18 May 2017 in order to share experiences; compare points of view and explore new fields of action in waste prevention and, in particular; qualitative prevention. The conference is also timed to coincide with the 15th Workshop on Waste Prevention. Qualitative waste prevention is defined in the European Waste Framework Directive (WFD) as reducing the hazardous content of waste. This helps to reduce human and environmental exposure to hazardous materials. Reducing or restricting the use of hazardous substances is also a prerequisite for establishing a circular economy as it enables material loops; simplifies the process of establishing industrial symbiosis and can also lower the cost of collecting and recycling post-consumer waste. At the event we will take the opportunity to look back at the origins and main results of the eight EWWR projects organised to date and aim to motivate you with a selection of European best practices on waste prevention. Furthermore; in two practical sessions with experts and stakeholders- we’ll take a closer look at new awareness-raising and management strategies aimed at achieving waste prevention.