The Zero Waste Conference took place on 2-4th November 2015 at the Central European University of Budapest, where international and Hungarian speakers talked about the latest trends of Zero Waste and show solutions, good practice examples, including study trips.
The purpose of the 3 days conference was to demonstrate well-functioning techniques of daily waste reduction that are applicable at international, national, municipal, institutional, communal and individual levels. Afterwards, the discussion moved on finding the answers, how to go further on the way to Zero Waste. The event received great attention, and the participants had the opportunity to learn about a number of good practices.
The conference ended with plant visits: after witnessing the waste management process at a complex waste management facility, our guests took a look at the good practices of waste reduction at Dreher Beer Factory. The latter not only sells self-produced beer exclusively in reusable packaging but maximized the recycling of other packaging materials and even uses by-products of beer manufacturing in animal feeds.
The Zero Waste principal is proven to be wanted: the conference registration had to be closed more than a week early, and even the waiting lists were long. On the three days of the event, the organization, with 20 years working for waste prevention, was able to reach more than 200 participants.