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How can cities tackle plastic waste using innovation?

The conference will welcome speakers from the cities of Utrecht and Copenhagen, and policy makers from the European Commission’s DG Environment, EASME, the European Committee of the Regions and EESC

  • April 01, 2019 17:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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16 May - ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the PlastiCircle project will join forces to host the conference ‘Circular Cities – Innovating to tackle plastic waste’, an event held during the EU Green Week 2019. Registration to the event is free of charge and can be done here.

More than 100 stakeholders from across Europe will gather at the Scotland House in Brussels (Belgium) to assess European Union policies on the circular economy for plastics, the role of cities in tackling plastic waste, and the industry innovations driving circularity in Europe’s urban areas.

Civil society, business, public authorities, procurers, academia and a clutch of Horizon 2020 stakeholders from across the continent will convene at the event to address the big questions of the day. It will feature three plenary panel sessions, an ‘Innovation Space’ and three parallel interactive workshops on new materials and ecodesign for plastics in a circular economy, digitalisation for a circular economy, and measuring the circular economy with a local approach.

The conference will welcome speakers from the cities of Utrecht (The Netherlands) and Copenhagen (Denmark), organisations such as Zero Waste Scotland and Veolia, and also policy makers from the European Commission’s DG Environment, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), the European Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Exhibitors in the ‘Innovation Space’ include European projects such as FORCE, CIRC-PACK, BioVoices and UrbanWINS, as well as France’s PlastiPolis plastics industry cluster, Veolia, Zero Waste Scotland and the Association for Valencian companies in the plastics industries (AVEP).

You can find the programme here: www.plasticircle.eu.