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Decentralised management of organic waste

17th March 2020 · 2:00 PM (CET)

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Today, only 30% of bio-waste across Europe is collected separately and recycled in a sustainable way, yet it accounts for the largest fraction of municipal solid waste.

Especially, in densely populated areas the collection might not be easy but during our the webinar, you will get the chance to learn the ultimate systems for maximising biowaste collection while making it cost-efficient.

This webinar will dig into some key questions:

  • How much bio waste can a city afford to treat locally?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of decentralised biowaste management?
  • What are the best practices of decentralised biowaste management?


Florian Amlinger

Founder and Director of Compost Consulting & Development

Florian is agronomist and director of Compost – Consulting & Development (Austria) and is a registered consulting engineer under the Austrian Commercial Act. Since 1986 he has been involved in research and development projects in the area of separate collection and composting of organic waste as well as compost application. He participated in applied research projects involving process optimisation of organic waste composting, quality definition und best practice of compost application including the assessment of nutrition value, nitro¬gen dynamics, assessment of potential toxic elements (PTEs) and organic pollutants in composts of different origins as well as greenhouse gas emissions from open composting systems.

Ramon Plana

Consultant in Biological Treatments for Organic Waste

Ramon works as an independent consultant in waste management, specializing in the biological treatment of organic waste. He has more than 22 years of experience in the sector and since september 2007 works as an independent international consultant carrying out consultancy projects for companies, administrations and public entities, design and implementation of treatment facilities of very different scales, training of personnel, as well as giving courses and conferences and participating as a professor in several masters of universities. His professional activity includes different countries in Europe, America, Africa and Middle East. Within his professional career, he has worked in research projects, management and/or treatment of a wide variety of organic wastes (urban, agricultural, livestock and industrial), among which are: sludge from the agri-food industry, manure and slurries, agricultural residues, bio-waste, sewage sludges, … He realized his doctoral thesis about the design of composting sites and development of efficient work protocols in industrial facilities for aerobic treatment of different organic wastes. He has several patents for the treatment of organic wastes through aerobic and anaerobic biological processes and systems. He is on of the founder members of the professional association on waste management Fertile Auro.

Pierre Condamine

Waste Policy Officer at Zero Waste Europe

With an educational background in political science and a Master in Sustainable Development, Pierre decided to dedicate his professional life to protect the environment. As he grew up near the Atlantic coast he has a special connection to nature and thus will seize every opportunity to support the ecological transition. He is then determined to make change towards a Zero Waste society happen at the European level, along with promoting citizen’s empowerment at a local level.

Jack McQuibban

Cities Programme Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe

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.

Webinar features

  • 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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