06/11/2019 – URBANREC final conference
Bulky waste is a challenging waste stream since there are about 19 million tonnes of bulky waste produced per year, 60% of it being landfilled, and we are far from a consistent approach at EU level to address this issue. Valuable products and materials are lost when they could be kept in the loop of product use and resource efficiency, in particular through reuse, repair and recycling.
After more than three years of hard work on identifying and testing solutions for bulky waste management, the URBANREC partners will present the outcomes of the project during a final conference to be held on 6 November in Brussels within the perspective of circular economy in cities. The conference will be hosted at the European Parliament and will present the results of regional pilots involving in particular the region of Flanders and Warsaw Municipality, as well as legal recommendations to improve bulky waste related legislation. The event will highlight good practices related to reuse and selective collection strategies and will present the achievements made by industrial demonstrators for the valorization of materials like plastics, textile and wood.
|10:45-18:30||Circular Economy in Cities – URBANREC final conference|
|10:45-13:15||Circular Economy in Cities – Policy Dialogue, European Parliament, room to be confirmed|
|10:45||Registration of participants|
|11:15||Welcome & overall moderation (ACR+)|
|11:20||Presentation of URBANREC project (AIMPLAS)|
|11:25||The policy framework for circular economy in cities:
|11:55||Opportunities & barriers: URBANREC within circular economy perspective
|13:15||End of Policy Dialogue|
|13:40-18:30||Circular Economy in Cities: the results of URBANREC and the future challenges for circular economy, Location to be confirmed|
|Permanent||Exhibition area (permanent):
|14:30||Research and competitiveness for circular economy in cities:
|15:00||Presentation of URBANREC key technical results and how they can contribute to circular economy
|16:20||Panel discussion about perspectives for circular economy approaches for bulky waste in cities - European Commission - URZAD/Warsaw - DV/Valencia - Bornova|
07/11/2019 – Working Group on circular economy in urban areas: the challenges of reuse, plastics and textile
On 7 November, ACR+ will animate a working group session targeting specifically local & regional authorities, in order to share good practices and help improve their strategies. Three parallel sessions will take place to address how to develop and implement a step-by-step strategy about reuse, non-packaging plastics, and non-clothing textiles. Experience and good practices from the participants will be exchanged and roadmaps for implementation will be drafted.
Location to be confirmed
|10:00-12:00||Workshop on circular economy in urban areas: the challenges of reuse, plastics and textile,, Location to be confirmed|
|10:00||Welcome & introduction of the objectives of the session (ACR+)|
|10:15||Working group sessions on reuse, non-packaging plastics, and non-clothing textiles
|11:45||Feedback from the various sessions|
|12:00||End of Working Group session|