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.
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
Presentation of success stories of organic waste collection models in large cities and regions with recycling results above 60%.
Projects that can contribute to the achievement of recycling targets and results.
Presence of companies that can accompany administrations in the process of improving waste management.
A space based on knowledge and innovation in the field of municipal waste management.
Staff directly related to the waste management of local and supralocal administrations across Spain
Political officials with municipal waste management responsibilities
Municipal waste management related companies
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.
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
Palau de Fires stop
Barcelona: 115 away
Perpiñán: 100 away
The best selective waste collection results in all Catalan cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants
Development of the city directly linked to its university.
Transversal and multidisciplinary campus with presence throughout the city.
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.
Over 700 rooms in 3 and 4-star hotels.
A variety of gastronomic options, made with local sea and mountain products.
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.