The impact of waste that is generated in Europe continues to be felt in countries and communities thousands of miles away. Communities are having to deal with the effects of non-recyclable waste from Europe that is increasingly dumped or burnt. 2020 was an important year in the fight to tackle the waste trade crisis. This webinar will examine what the current policy landscape is and what is being done to tackle this problem at the local, European and global level.
This webinar will go into greater depth to answer these key questions:
- What are the latest developments regarding EU law on waste shipments? What have the consequences been of this, both in Europe and abroad?
- What does a plastic waste export ban mean? And where does it apply? When we ban waste from being exported, what should we do with it? What other measures should be taken from a circular economy perspective?
- What, if anything, can local communities and municipalities do to prevent more waste from being illegally exported? Where does responsibility sit for tackling this issue?
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.
We will ensure questions posed on our Youtube channel are still relayed to the speakers. The speakers presentations will be available for free in the following days. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.