The Forum
#WASTEINPROGRESS

WHAT IS #WASTEINPROGRESS?

Second international forum on municipal waste management

Presentation of successful case studies with waste collection models from cities all over the world with recycling results greater than 60%.

Showcase for business innovation projects

Projects that can contribute to the achievement of recycling goals and results

A professional meeting point

Participation of specialised companies that can guide administrations through the waste management improvement process.

A connection point for the public and private sectors

An area based on knowledge and innovation in the field of municipal waste management.

WHO IS #WASTEINPROGRESS?

TECHNICAL STAFF

Staff directly related to the waste management of local and supralocal administrations across Spain

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Political officials with municipal waste management responsibilities

SERVICE COMPANIES AND PROFESSIONALS

Municipal waste management related companies

WHY #WASTEINPROGRESS?

Recycling goals are determined by the European directives regarding waste management. Member states must work toward the compliance of these objectives through strategies and models that overcome inefficient systems and ensure that future challenges are successful.

CHALLENGES IN THE FIELD OF WASTE MANAGEMENT

Implementing strategies for managing peaks in waste production associated with an influx of visitors

Co-responsibilising visitors and the tourist sector in general for proper management of the waste they produce

Achieving political and social consensus regarding the waste management model tied to tourism

Stabilising the costs associated with municipal waste management in tourist municipalities or places where big events are held

Implementing more fair tax systems based on pay-as-you-throw programmes, so that the tourist sector internalises the cost of waste management

Creating incentives to encourage separation at source and changes in habits and perceptions

Adapting to the regional, social, and economic reality

Meeting recycling goals as established by European, State and Regional laws

Incorporating effective waste prevention strategies

Spain is at a turning point regarding its waste management models. Even though the last years have seen progress with regard to selective collection and the prevention of waste, there is an inability to further improve upon its results. This fact, added to the new European legislation on waste management and the circular economy, and to an increase in residual waste treatment costs, has lead us to rethink the current waste management model.