How to Ensure a Clean Circular Economy? EU Green Week Partner Event
20th May 2019, 15h30-18h00, Brussels
Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU, Rue Montoyer 47, B-1000 Brussels
Monday 20th May 2019, 15h30-18h00, Brussels
15h30-16h00 Registration and Coffee
Axel Singhofen, the Greens/European Free Alliance
Silvia Freni Sterrantino, European Plastic Converters
Prof. Giovanni Lonati, Politecnico di Milano
Additional panellists: Jose Jorge Diaz De Castillo, European Commission (TBC), Emmanuel Katrakis, EuRIC, Patrick Clerens, ESWET (TBC).
Moderator: Ella Stengler, CEWEP
Conclusions by Jose Jorge Diaz De Castillo, European Commission (TBC)
Every natural cycle needs a way to eliminate the residues. Our bodies have liver and kidneys to keep them clean but how can you ensure that waste that is polluted, infectious or too degraded is treated safely in a circular economy?
The next few years will be crucial for the implementation of the Circular Economy Package adopted in 2018. And in this process, it should not be forgotten that some waste, due to its composition, should not be reused, recycled and made into new products. In integrated waste management systems, Waste-to-Energy is key to decontamination of recycling streams, thus protecting human health and the environment.
2019 will also be the year of even more ambitious environmental standards for Waste-to-Energy. The newly reviewed Best Available Technology for Waste Incineration will be published in summer 2019 and by implementing the new requirements, Waste-to-Energy will improve even further its performance.
Location: Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU, Rue Montoyer 47, B-1000 Brussels