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Zero Waste goes to the European Parliament in Brussels!

Zero waste enters the European Parliament in Brussels!

It's time to bring the idea of ​​zero waste to European institutions. With the help of the Green Group of the European Parliament, with the support of other parliamentary groups and the European Commission, this meeting will show policy makers that zero waste is already developing.

The event will be actively participated by Janez Potocnik, member of the European Environment Council, many relevant members of the European Parliament, and Jeremy Irons, the actor and producer, and the film director Trashed Candida Brady.

The good practices that will be introduced include the first European city to declare zero waste, Capannori in Italy, and the experience of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country in Spain. In addition, there are local experiences such as the zero waste office in Brussels, the zero waste shop in Effecorta in Italy, the zero waste fashion in Reet Aus in Estonia, the experience of zero waste families in the UK or the most interesting reuse and leisure parks, and other local experiences from Sweden and Europe. Kretslopp park. In terms of better design, the Cradle to Cradle Foundation will showcase its work in designing better products and materials that can be biodegradable or endlessly circulate.

To check the program, click here. Click here to register for the meeting

Meeting goal

No time to waste

– While most of the organic waste is still being landfilled or incinerated, the topsoil in Europe is being eroded more and more,

– When 80 million Europeans live below the poverty line, 90 million tons of food will be wasted in Europe every year.

– The unemployment rate in Europe continues to grow, and only the implementation of current waste legislation can create 400,000 jobs,

– When most electrical and electronic waste cannot be recycled, Europe increasingly relies on land and raw materials from abroad,

– Still 60% of EU waste is landfilled or incinerated...

The European resource efficiency roadmap puts Europe on the path of zero waste incineration and landfill; the goal is to phase out the landfill and incineration of recyclable waste by 2020.

However, today's market incentives still reward disposal, recycling, and waste export before recycling and prevention. When the upper-level funds of the hierarchy of prevention or reuse are insufficient, investment will flow to oversized disposal infrastructure.

How to pave the way for zero waste

Creating a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy while respecting biodiversity and enhancing social cohesion is one of the main challenges facing the EU today. The zero-waste strategy is an important part of the company because it can provide jobs, bring nutrients back to the soil, help close the material cycle and reduce Europe’s dependence on imports, reduce environmental impacts related to waste disposal, and promote innovation in product design Last but not least is to involve citizens in designing a better Europe.

On the one hand, zero waste requires communities to have the responsibility to reduce, separate, collect, and dispose of waste. On the other hand, it also requires industrial responsibility to design and produce better, more durable, recyclable, and energy-saving products. Policy-making at the EU level is essential to influence both, which is why this conference is organized.

The purpose of the Zero Waste Conference: Beyond Recycling: The best practice of resource and waste management is to show practical examples of how to transform from a wasteful society to a resource-efficient economy in just a few years before decision makers. Prove that as long as the political will and correctness With proper policies in place, high recycling rates can be achieved and waste generation can be reduced.

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The good practices that will be introduced include the case of the first European city to declare zero waste,

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