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March 2015

Workshop: the Best Zero Waste Practices in the US and the EU

04/03/2015 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Mundo B, rue d’Edimbourg 26
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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City of San Francisco & the district of Contarina (province of Treviso), Italy Evidence about feasibility and convenience of an ambitious waste policy The newly elected European Commission has expressed the intention to withdraw a waste package which was presented in 2014 after years of work by the previous Commission, Parliament and Council. This move has been justified by the intention to retable a more ambitious circular economy proposal. The aim of this workshop is to provide proof of the…

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Jornada Residuos Cero

07/03/2015 @ 10:00 - 17:30
Local Savia Solar, C/ Escuadra 11
Madrid, Spain
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6th Spanish National Gathering against Waste Incineration in Cement Plants

13/03/2015 - 15/03/2015
L’ Escorxador de Vilafranca, Vilafranca del Penedès, Spain + Google Map
April 2015

Zero waste: is it desirable or achievable? – Live chat

01/04/2015 @ 13:00 - 14:00
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Join the live chat on Zero Waste with The Guardian Join the Guardian on 1 April from 1-2pm BST (British Summer Time) for a discussion on whether zero waste targets are achievable and/or desirable. Experts will join us online to take questions including: Which industries are leading the way in zero waste achievements and why? What does zero waste mean to different sectors? What questions should businesses interested in reducing or eliminating waste ask themselves? Where should they begin? Do we need such…

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Re-use targets: why they matter and how to make them work

20/04/2015 @ 14:00 - 17:30
European Economic and Social Committee, Trèves Building, 7th floor, Room TRE 7701, 74 rue de Trèves,
Brussels, 1040 Belgium
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Current EU waste policy fails to adequately promote waste prevention and preparation for re-use activities. Consequently the vast majority of reusable electrical appliances, furniture and textiles discarded by EU citizens are prematurely recycled, landfilled or incinerated. The result is a huge waste of energy and resources and a missed opportunity for boosting employment in the re-use sector. The European Commission is currently investigating the feasibility of introducing separate EU targets for the re-use of electrical goods, as well as policies…

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May 2015

Clean Up Europe Day

08/05/2015 - 10/05/2015

European Clean-Up Day Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in oceans, beaches, forests and elsewhere in nature. The primary causes are our societies’ unsustainable production and consumption patterns, poor waste management strategies and the lack of awareness of the population. In order to reduce littering in nature and to give visibility to the issue, the EWWR (European Week for Waste Reduction) coordinates a Europe-wide annual clean-up day. A European movement Several clean-up campaigns have been implemented in…

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Strengthening EPR: Is the current EPR implementation enough for a circular economy?

18/05/2015 @ 12:30 - 14:30
ACR+ office, Avenue d'Auderghem 63
Brussels, 1040 Belgium
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The Catalan Foundation for Waste Prevention - Fundació Catalana per a la Prevenció de Residus i el Consum Responsible, FPRC, has conducted a study on the waste management in Barcelona that has allowed FPRC to get some insight into the efficiency of the waste management and EPR schemes in Barcelona. Based on this study, FPRC is now, together with other European partners, working on a European report on waste management and EPR schemes and their efficiency. At this lunch debate,…

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UKWIN Annual General Meeting 2015

30/05/2015 @ 11:00 - 17:00

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network organises its 2015's AGM on Saturday 30th May. The event will count on the presence of Zero Waste Europe's Director Joan Marc Simon. For further information on the agenda and on the logistics, do not hesitate to contact UKWIN.

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June 2015

Green Climate Fund: How can it support transformational change?

03/06/2015 @ 16:45 - 18:15
World Conference Centre Bonn, Bonn, Germany + Google Map

On the frame of the next Bonn intersessional UNFCCC Conference on Climate Change, GAIA organises a side-event on the role of the Green Climate Fund and how to make it drive true transfromation in the Global South.

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ZWE Annual meeting in Sofia

05/06/2015 - 07/06/2015
Cinema Odeon, Sofia, Bulgaria + Google Map

Side event: Effective stakeholder engagement in NAMA development and implementation

10/06/2015 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Bonn Climate Change Conference, Room III (72)
Bonn, Germany
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Invitation to side event In the context of the intersessional conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Bonn from 3-11 June, Zero Waste Europe participates in a side event that will be looking at climate finance, in the case of NAMAs, for the waste sector. Effective stakeholder engagement is widely recognized as a key success factor for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). In this event, experts from the civil society,…

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Zero Waste Global Summit

11/06/2015 @ 08:00 - 17:30
Cyberport Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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  This high level executive summit, sanctioned by the Zero Waste International Alliance, will showcase inspiring ideas from a range of speakers including government, business leaders, sustainability experts, academics, and NGOs. The aim is to raise the profile of Zero Waste as a concept within Asia, stimulate discussion of what is possible for Hong Kong's future, and highlight steps that may be taken by corporates, government, schools and citizens toward reduction of waste to landfill and incineration.  

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Zero Waste France with Robert Reed (Recology San Francisco)

18/06/2015 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Grand Central Paris, 5 rue Curial
Paris, France
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Zero Waste France organises an exceptional meeting with Robert Reed, spokesperson of Recology, the company in charge of the Zero Waste programme of San Francisco. San Francisco has managed to divest more than 80% of its waste from incineration and landfilling and has committed to zero waste  to 2020! How did one of the largest American cities manage to become Zero Waste? Join Zero Waste France at Grand Central Paris, on 18th June at 19h to discover and to be able to ask all…

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The benefits of Zero Waste and moving towards it now

22/06/2015 @ 09:15 - 16:00
City Hotel Derry, Queens Quay
Derry, BT48 7AS United Kingdom
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Zero Waste North Waste organises a conference to analyse the benefits of Zero Waste and why it is important for Northern Ireland, and other places in Europe, to move towards it. The event will be opened by Mark H Durkan, Minister for the Environment of Northern Ireland, and will count on the presence of Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director of ZWE and of Enzo Favoino, Chair of the Scientific Committee of ZWE, among other speakers.

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The role of biowaste in the emerging circular economy

24/06/2015 @ 10:30
European Parliament, Rue Wiertz
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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The European Compost Network, along with the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development are hosting a conference at the European Parliament on the role of biowaste for the circular economy. This will count on the presence of Enzo Favoino, chair of ZWE's scientific committee and other relevant speakers.

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International Plastic Bag Free Day

29/06/2015 - 05/07/2015
July 2015

Beyond the ZW concept

01/07/2015 @ 09:30 - 13:00
European Parliament, Rue Wiertz
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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The EFDD group at the European Parliament organizes a conference called "Beyond the Zero Waste Concept: the Circular Economy", that will count on the presence of Rossano Ercolini, President of Zero Waste Europe.

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Demonstration in Parma

11/07/2015 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Next 11th July, Zero Waste Italy participates in a demonstration in Parma to oppose a legislative change that would lead to waste imports from all over Italy to be incinerated in the plant in Parma. This legislative change comes after Parma took the road towards Zero Waste and its incineration plant became redundant. Now policy makers intend to make an obsolete way of treating waste economically viable by importing waste.

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August 2015

Deadline to answer the public consultation on Circular Economy


The Circular Economy Package to be presented late this year will definitely shape the course of waste management policies in the next 15 years. The European Commission has opened a public consultation for stakeholders and citizens to provide inputs about it! Make sure you answer before the 20th August! If you want to answer but you're not sure about some questions, don't hesitate to contact Ferran Rosa via ferranzerowasteeuropeeu

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September 2015

Zero Waste Week

07/09/2015 @ 08:00 - 13/09/2015 @ 17:00

Zero Waste Week 2015 is themed around 'reuse' and participants are encouraged to organise events and activities around this theme.

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