The 4th INTHERWASTE thematic seminar took place on 13- June 2018 in Córdoba. It will focus on "Waste Minimization in Heritage Areas".
During this seminar, the project partners, experts and guests discussed the different aspects of waste prevention in an urban environment, in particular with the presentation of best practices from heritage cities across Europe.
Waste prevention represents the highest level of the waste hierarchy, as defined in the Waste Framework Directive. Recent policy developments at European level are also aiming to strengthen measures supporting waste prevention in EU countries. It is important to note that in addition to the positive impact on a more sustainable use of material resource and on the environment, waste minimization usually generates positive social impacts. Waste prevention actions often involve more interactions between citizens thanks to the organisation of local level initiatives.
The practices that will be presented are grouped into 5 topics:
- Economic instruments;
- Stakeholders cooperation to address food waste.
For more details, please have a look at the agenda.
This seminar was the final edition in a series of 4 seminars aiming to discuss specific topics related to waste management in Heritage cities.
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Previous thematic seminars
- For a summary of the third seminar on urban integration of waste management solutions, read our Press Release and find here all presentations. You can also read about a selection of best practices in this article.
- For a summary of the second seminar, visit this page and read about a selection of best practices on selective collection.
- For a summary of the first seminar, visit this page and read about a selection of best practices on waste deposit.
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- Córdoba: Pay as you throw (PAYT)
- Barcelona (Spain): Fee-rebate scheme in the metropolitan Area – Guests
- Krakow: Obligatory fee for plastic bags consumption
- Miravet (Spain): PAYT and incentives to prevention at municipal scale - Guests
- Tallinn: Reusable deposit cups in public events
- Métropole Nice - Côte d’Azur (France): Giving bulky waste a second life through repair and resale - Guests
- Warsaw (Poland): Targeted campaign in the Vistula District - Guests
- Ibiza: Campaign for reusable packaging at school
- Ibiza: Food waste reduction campaign in restaurants
Addressing food waste through stakeholders’ cooperation
- Tallinn: Cooperation with the National Food Bank network
- Porto: Food waste reduction in restaurants
- Bruges (Belgium): Food waste reduction in health care institutions - Guests