Heading: 2nd Circular Economy Conference Series: “International experiences in waste management”

Thursday October 28, 2021
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

As part of the Repsol Foundation Conference Series, we’ve joined forces with FUNSEAM to create the “2nd Circular Economy Conference Series”, which consists of four sessions where we will be looking at different topics relating to waste, how it can be used as part of the transition towards the circular economy, and the technological potential for decarbonizing the economy and fulfilling climate commitments.

We’ll learn about the different opportunities arising from the circular economy based on specific experiences and projects that are already underway, all explained by key speakers from the fields of energy and the environment.

This final session will focus on the different measures that are needed to boost waste reuse and recycling. The system for managing solid waste is a global challenge; if immediate measures are not taken, global waste production will go from 2 billion to 3.4 billion metric tons by 2030.  Few EU countries are meeting the objective set by the Community Framework Directive, and so we will be looking at the measures that need to be taken to facilitate the reception, classification, and use of daily waste.