2022 EDITION

2022 EDITION

THEME

The 2022 forum follows the concept of the latest international success stories in relation to municipal waste collection. The central theme of this edition is biowaste: a key element in new waste collection schemes, which not only is the fraction with the highest generation by weight and the one that allows the set targets to be achieved, it is also the one that often limits the model and causes problems of social acceptance and political confrontation. Through the central focus on organic waste, the remaining separate collection fractions will be addressed indirectly, as well as strategies for limiting the remaining fraction.

This edition incorporates a debate on the national strategy on waste collection and management with the participation of the regional directors responsible for waste management. Following the presentation of 6 autonomous strategies, a round table discussion will be held between all the guests in order to find consensus and synergies that will allow us to achieve the European objectives and face the climate emergency.

FORMAT

This year's forum combines different formats to give a 360º vision of the central theme, incorporating all the actors. In this sense, the following formats are foreseen, which will be interspersed at programme level to ensure maximum dynamism and depth

  • International presentations of successful experiences in organic waste management.
  • Brief state presentations culminating in round table discussions (talk for 70%) with the participation of international and national speakers, moderated by experts in the field.
  • 15-minute presentations in the Innovation Lab space, in which the different companies present at the forum will present innovative products and services.
  • Day of strategic debate at national level with the presence of European, national, and autonomous representatives.

WHAT IS #WASTEINPROGRESS?

4th International Forum on Municipal Waste Management

Presentation of success stories of organic waste collection models in large cities and regions with recycling results above 60%.

Showcase for business innovation projects

Projects that can contribute to the achievement of recycling targets and results.

Professional meeting point

Presence of companies that can accompany administrations in the process of improving waste management.

Connecting space between the public and private sector

A space 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

Implement strategies to manage the organic fraction adapted to the urban and social characteristics

Co-responsibilize all agents in the management of the organic waste generated

Achieving political and social consensus on the management model for the organic fraction

Stabilizing the costs associated with municipal waste management with the implementation of more efficient management models for the organic fraction

Implementing more fair tax systems based on pay-per-generation for organic fraction 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

Incorporate effective food 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.

GETTING THERE

By car

AP-7 motorway

  • From France:
  • 6B exit, Girona Oest
  • From Barcelona:
  • 6B exit, Girona Oest

N-II road

By bus

Line 11

Palau de Fires stop

By train

RENFE, Girona station

5 min. walking distance from Fira de Girona


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By plane

Girona:

  • Airport, 17 km from Girona
  • Connection to Girona capital: by bus and taxi

Barcelona: 115 away

Perpiñán: 100 away

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WHY GIRONA?

Because it is a leading city in selective waste collection

The best selective waste collection results in all Catalan cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants

Because it is a knowledge hub and a university city

Development of the city directly linked to its university.

Transversal and multidisciplinary campus with presence throughout the city.

For its geographical location and its transport network

Connected to Europe and the peninsula through air, rail (high-speed train) and road networks.

Located 37 minutes from Barcelona, 3.5 hours from Madrid and 5.5 hours from Paris.

For its variety of quality hotel accommodations and gastronomy

Over 700 rooms in 3 and 4-star hotels.

A variety of gastronomic options, made with local sea and mountain products.

For its history and natural environment

Its cathedral, dating to the XIV-XVII centuries, the Old Jewish Quarter, the Onyar River houses, the Arab Baths...

The Devesa park, the four rivers crossing the city, the Sant Daniel valley, the Santa Eugènia vegetable gardens, etc.

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