The transition strategy to deal with residual waste

16 April 2019 – 2PM CET

 

As waste generation is increasing all around Europe, specific measures need to be implemented to reverse the trend. Residual waste, by its diverse composition, is one of the most if not the most difficult waste stream to deal with. In this regards and in order to achieve a truly circular economy in Europe, it is necessary to adopt specific strategies tackling residual waste generation and treatment.

  • As recycling rates increase and we fight waste generation, what do we do with the residual waste?
  • How to detect and eliminate non-recyclable waste streams?
  • How to set up a Zero Waste Research Center to study solutions to fix the residual waste?
Team member
Enzo Favoino
Scientific Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe
Enzo Favoino is a technical expert and researcher at the Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza (Italy) and has decades of experience in the separate waste collection, recycling, composting and prevention. He is an expert in EU waste legislation and is highly knowledgeable in the field of European policy-making. He is one of the founders of the European Compost Network and the coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Zero Waste Research Centre in Italy.
Team member
Dominic Hogg
Chairman at Eunomia Research & Consulting
Dominic has 20 years experience in environmental policy. The majority of this is in policy and strategy related to areas variously described as waste and resource management, the circular economy and resource efficiency. In these fields, He is always looking for market mechanisms that work to incentivise citizens and businesses to make the right choices, ensuring that those who ‘do the right thing’ are rewarded commercially and financially. So, he gets excited when considering producer responsibility mechanisms (including deposit refund schemes), novel incentive measures to ensure that demand for secondary materials is increased, measures that ensure resource consumption is not excessive (and inefficient), and so forth. His interest in using policy to drive the right outcomes extends also to the ‘natural economy’, where he's been developing the concept of a natural capital trust as a means to invest in the regeneration of the natural environment. He also has long experience of environmental fiscal reform, and has reviewed environmental taxes and charges across the EU-28. He's also very keen to enhance the use of novel forms of green finance, such as environmental impact bonds, to channel funds into areas where investment is sub-optimal (such as in the natural capital space). In summary, he works with public and private sector to ensure sustainable outcomes are aligned with sound commercial practice.
Team member
Esra Tat
Moderator - Network and Development Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe
Esra Tat leads on the strategic development of the ZWE network and coordinates the Zero Waste Cities programme with its knowledge platform, the Zero Waste Masterplan, and the flagship “Zero Waste Municipality” mentoring and recognition programme. She is in charge of designing and further developing the tools to promote and accelerate Zero Waste strategies at the local level. In support of the ZWE members, she also oversees the recognition programme at the European level. Previously ,with a background on project management and environment, Esra co-directed a social enterprise and worked as a programme manager on energy efficiency and eco-housing programs. Esra holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.
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