The second WINPOL thematic seminar is focusing on innovative models for collection, prevention and recycling. The seminar, hosted by the City of Antwerp, will gather project partners and their local stakeholders to exchange relevant good practices existing on their territories. It will also feature additional experiences, brought by external experts invited by ACR+, the Advisory Partner of the project.
The thematic seminar is coupled with study visits to Umicore and different waste management experiences in Antwerp and Ghent.
19 November 2019
|09:15 - 09:30|
Welcome by Hans De Beule, acting director city logistics
|09:30 - 09:45|
State-of-the-art of WINPOL project
|09:45 – 10:30 |
Exchange of Good Practices (I): PREVENTION
|10:30 - 11:20|
Exchange of Good Practices (II): WASTE COLLECTION
|11:20 - 11:45||Coffee break|
|11:45 - 13:00|
Exchange of Good Practices (III): REUSE and RECYCLING
|13:00 - 14:00|
Lunch and transportation.
|14:00 - 17:00|
Study visit to Umicore Precious Metals Refining, operating as one of the world's largest precious metals recycling facilities. This business unit of Umicore is the world market leader in recycling complex waste streams containing precious and other non-ferrous metals.
20 November 2019
|08:30 - 11:30|
Study visit to De collectie (Merksem).
The Collection consists of 5 non-profit organizations (De Kringwinkel Antwerpen, Oxfam, Wereld Missie Hulp, Kindervriend and Mensenzorg) that work together to process textiles locally by social employment. The profit goes to charity projects in Antwerp and in third-world countries.
|12:00 - 17:15|
WINPOL project meeting (only for partners)
21 November 2019
|08:30 - 15:00|
Study Visit to Ivago Ghent.
The Council of Ghent has entered into force a retribution regulation based on the volume of waste and the frequency of depositing the bag or the bin at determined spaces in the pavement. IVAGO implements an innovative system fostering the Waste Hierarchy with the help of the Computer Controlled Kerbside Collection.
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