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PlastiCircle to highlight recycling reward scheme at Waste in Progress forum

19 February 2019

The PlastiCircle project is set to feature at the International Forum on Waste Management, Waste in Progress, on 6-8 March 2019 in Girona.

This is the third edition of the Waste in Progress international gathering, with this year’s line-up featuring a host of topics ranging from technological solutions for collection of municipal waste, to pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) solutions, to lab spaces for municipal waste management innovations.

On 6 March, during the first round of Innovation Labs, PlastiCircle lead partner ITENE will present the project’s innovations in rewarding good recycling practices with the use of smart containers. This is one of several innovations that PlastiCircle is developing across the plastics value chain – with pilots in three cities across Europe.

The Waste in Progress forum will also feature other PlastiCircle partners such as Ecoembes and a host of municipalities from across the globe, including Seattle (United States), Leipzig (Germany) and Bern (Switzerland).

Additional features in Girona include a business expo and workshop series, featuring a host of public and private actors with an interest in innovative municipal waste solutions.

Future participants can register online, with a 10% conference fee discount for PlastiCircle partners. The event can also be followed live via Twitter at @wasteinprogress with the hashtag #wasteinprogress.


PlastiCircle and ICLEI Europe to host ‘Circular Cities’ conference

5 February 2019

On 16 May, PlastiCircle and ICLEI Europe will host a special conference in Brussels on the circularity of plastics in Europe’s urban environments.

The collaboration between ICLEI Europe and the PlastiCircle project will gather EU policy makers, cities, industry and civil society for a full-day interactive conference at Scotland House – in the heart of Brussels’ EU quarter.

‘Circular Cities – Innovating to tackle plastic waste’ will look at the key questions of the day: the future of plastics in Europe, the potential for turning waste into resource, what EU policies on plastics mean for cities, businesses and consumers, and the role of innovation in bringing circularity to urban Europe.

The conference will bring policy makers, cities and innovators together with three plenary panel sessions and a series of parallel workshops on plastic packaging innovations, digitalisation for a circular economy and circularity in cities. The conference will also feature a lunch-time ‘Innovation Space’ – a great way for stakeholders to network and meet with multiple organisations doing work in these areas.

Further information and registration forms will be posted soon on the PlastiCircle website, the ICLEI Europe website, and via Twitter and LinkedIn.