Zero Waste Europe is conducting a new study tour in October in Catalonia in collaboration with REZERO. Join us for an exciting three-day field-trip to discover some of the region’s most emblematic zero waste cities and projects.
Visit: a unique combination of best practices on a tour that brings together two of the most important and discussed topics within local zero waste programmes today:
- How to best collect and treat bio-waste in both urban and rural contexts
- How to establish effective reuse systems with the support of the wider community, looking at take-away packaging and WEEE in particular
- Innovative projects that promote food waste prevention, repair and reuse. We’ll be visiting reuse packaging pioneers Bumerang and eReuse, a company that uses the latest digital technologies to enhance the reuse of electronic items, among other inspiring initiatives.
- The composting station in Torrelles de Llobregat, which effectively treats organic and green waste from multiple municipalities in the Barcelona metropolitan area.
- Some of Europe’s best performing zero waste municipalities, including Argentona which has a separate collection rate of 88% and generates 54kgs of residual waste per person in a year, and Torrellas de Llobregat which became one of Europe’s first Zero Waste Certified Cities in 2022 and the first in Catalonia.
Get hands-on experience of:
- what it takes to set up highly efficient separate collection and recycling systems, with a particular focus on bio-waste, as well as what is required to set up an effective reuse system.
- what is required to design and implement effective reuse models, looking at both the role of private enterprises, associations and local public authorities – examining the key ingredients for a successful partnership between all 3.
Receive expert advice and training on how to best design kerbside organics collection and treatment systems, reuse policies and broader municipal-led zero waste strategies, learnings that you can take back with you and apply in your local context.
Learn how to implement an efficient bio-waste separate collection system and the benefits it can bring to your municipality through a capacity-building workshop delivered by Zero Waste Europe staff and leading experts, during which the latest available results and learnings from the BIOBEST project will be shared.
Get in touch with experts, civil servants and colleagues from all over Europe to share your experiences and come up with powerful, innovative new ideas!
Deadline for registration: 4 October 2023
Cost: 700 EUR – person
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