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

  • Innovative Communication: the CAPS Contest (Drobeta Turnu Severin City Hall &  Mehedinti County Council)
  • G´scheit feiern –Party Smart (ACR+ invites Styrian Provincial Government, AT)
10:30 - 11:20

Exchange of Good Practices (II):  WASTE COLLECTION

  • Pop-up container parks (City of Antwerp)
  • Compact trash bin (ERA)
  • Smart collection of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) and transformation into biodiesel (Region of Crete)
  • Reverse separate collection (ACR+ invites Municipality of Apeldoorn, NL)
11:20 - 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00

Exchange of Good Practices (III):  REUSE and RECYCLING

  • Reuse box and reuse  in kindergartens (ACR+ invites Styrian Provincial Government, AT)
  • Second Chance (SNAGA)
  • Food 4 Feed: an innovative process for transforming hotels´ food waste into animal feed (Municipality of Heraklion)
  • Treatment of biodegradable waste in Mehedinti County (Drobeta Turnu Severin City Hall & Mehedinti County Council)
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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