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From biowaste to resource II: innovative biowaste treatment solutions

30 Apr 2024
Clock 14 : 00 - 15 : 30 CEST
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On 30 April 2024, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting the second episode of the webinar series from waste to resource: biowaste collection and treatment. Join us for the second session on innovative biowaste treatment solution from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.

Across the European Union, somewhere between 118 and 138 million tons of bio-waste are generated every year, of which currently only about 40% is effectively recycled into high-quality compost and digestate. As up to 50% of municipal solid waste is organic, the bio-waste fraction plays an important role in the transition to circular economy.

A data report from the European Composting Network showed that less than 40 million tonnes of municipal bio-waste are separately collected and processed into high-quality compost and digestate in Europe. This means that only 17% of municipal solid waste is organically recycled through composting and anaerobic digestion.

For reaching the overall recycling target of municipal waste of 65% by 2035, as set in the Waste Framework Directive, there is a need to set further incentives to improve the separate collection. 

This series of two consecutive webinars aims to inspire local and regional policymakers from all across Europe with practical solutions related to biowaste collection and treatment. 

Join our second episode to learn from inspiring solutions, good practices, guidance and recommendations backed by real-life examples from Interreg Europe projects.

What you can expect

Keynote speech

  • Keynote speech by Steffen Walk, European Compost Network (ECN), Bochum, Germany on importance of high quality biowaste

Interreg Europe Good practices 

  • Presentation by Loes Vandecasteele, City of Mechelen (Belgium) on Composting at home (CITISYSTEM
  • Presentation by Dietmar Cavosi, Eco Center s.p.a. (Italy) on Anaerobic digestion of organic waste in the Province of Bolzano (CORE
  • Presentation by Emiel Elferink, Van Hall Larenstein (Netherlands) on Bokashi: Upgrading local organic residues (COLOR CIRCLE) (TBC)