The Forum
#WASTEINPROGRESS

WHAT IS #WASTEINPROGRESS?

The first international forum on municipal waste management

Case studies on waste collection successful models from cities around the world with recycling results nearing 60%.

Showcase of enterprise innovation projects

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

Networking meeting point

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

Connection point between 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.

Spain is at a turning point regarding its waste management model. 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.

CHALLENGES IN THE FIELD OF WASTE MANAGEMENT

Stabilise costs associated to municipal waste management

Implement fair volume-based waste fee fiscal systems

Create incentives to encourage separation at source and changes in habits and perceptions.

Achieve political and social consensus regarding the waste management model

Adapt to the territory, social and economic reality

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

Co-responsibilise waste generators and remove their anonymity

Incorporate effective waste prevention strategies