Are we entering an age of decommissioning? - Zero Waste Cities


Zero waste Live!

Are we entering an age of decommissioning?

15th June 2021 · 2:00 PM (CET)

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In recent years, we have seen a number of developments that would suggest decision-makers recognise that waste incineration is incompatible with long-term climate goals. Yet does this match with the reality on the ground? Are we still living through a time of waste incineration within a linear economy, or are we entering an age of decommissioning?

This webinar will go into greater depth to answer these key questions:

  • Why is waste incineration incompatible with a circular economy and how is this becoming more recognised?
  • Is waste incineration compatible with the increasing need for and adoption of climate supportive, carbon-neutral policies?
  • What is happening at the European level to prohibit funding and support for increasing incineration capacity?
  • What are the transition strategies available for municipalities to help move away from incineration?

Unfortunately, the webinar platform we use has a maximum capacity of 100 virtual seats. Therefore, to watch the webinar for free, attendance on Zoom will be done a first-come, first-served basis, meaning that only the first 100 people will be able to join on Zoom. However, if you are not part of the first 100 who join at the start of the webinar, then you can still follow the webinar live on our YouTube channel.

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Dominic Hogg

Chairman at Eunomia

Dominic has worked in the environmental field for over 25 years as a campaigner, researcher and consultant during which time he has developed a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what can be done for the environment within the bounds of economic viability. He has an honours degree in physics from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Development Economics from the University of Wales (Swansea), and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Domantas Tracevicius

Founder of Žiedinė Ekonomika (Circular Economy)

Domantas is the founder of Žiedinė Ekonomika – Zero Waste Lithuania. He thinks waste management is in his blood. He has spent lots of his childhood in his father’s composting plant and learnt a lot about composting and biowaste. Avoiding the creation of waste was part of his upbringing, and once he heard that Ljubljana was (and currently is) the only zero waste capital in Europe he became very motivated to share this best practice example in Vilnius in order to achieve the same results funding Žiedinė Ekonomika .

Janek Vahk

Climate, Energy and Air Pollution Coordinator

Janek joined Zero Waste Europe in August 2015. As Development and Policy Coordinator, he manages the relationship with Zero Waste Europe’s funders and leads on climate and energy policy advocacy work towards EU institutions. Previously, he worked for the Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) in Brussels where he coordinated fundraising efforts on behalf of FoEE and its 6 programmes. Prior to the FoEE, Janek worked for the Justice and Environment (J&E) where he provided leadership for the development of strategic partnerships. He holds an Msc in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Central European University and Postgraduate degree in Charity Marketing from Cass Business School. Janek has worked in Spain and Guatemala and speaks fluent Spanish.

Jack McQuibban

Moderator - Cities Programme Coordinator

Jack has an educational background in international relations having studied at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. For the past 5 years, he has worked for two different NGOs within the international development and sustainability sectors, helping to build movements and communities for change. He has led successful campaigns at the local level within the UK as well as at the global level at institutions such as the United Nations. Jack will be leading our work with municipalities, helping to connect members from across Europe to build and contribute towards the transition of cities towards zero waste strategies.

Why should you join?

  • Learn from frontrunners and high level experts without leaving your office
  • Understand how to design and implement successful zero waste programmes at the local level
  • Learn the stories behind the best practices
  • Be one step ahead with key conversations related to zero waste and circular economy strategies
  • Connect with like-minded local stakeholders

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