Webinar 'The European Resource Efficiency Roadmap - a new vision of waste management?' presented by Michel Sponar, DG ENV, European Commission

From 06 October 2012 11:00 until 06 October 2012 12:00

At ACR Offices Avenue d'Auderghem 63, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgique

A webinar is an interactive seminar given by external or internal experts on selected topics, which allows the attendees to ask questions to the guest speakers. The webinars are web-based and they don't require to download any programme.

The ACR+ webinar are exclusively organised for our members, and they are 100% free ! 

If you would like to present the next ACR+ webinar, please do not hesitate to contact Katarzyna Koniecka-Giráldez at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call +32 (0) 2 234 65 00.

Upcoming Webinars

More information will soon be available on the upcoming webinars.

Past Webinars

22 March, 2013, from 11:30 to 12:30 (Brussels time):

"Waste prevention Monitoring"

This ACR+ lunchtime webinar aimed to provide public authorities and technical staff in charge of waste prevention with practical tools to help them assess and monitor their waste prevention actions. Based on ACR+ reseach and the results of European projects, the training focused in particular on the webtools developed in the framework of Miniwaste (LIFE) and Pre-waste (INTERREG IV C) projects. These webtools aim to help local and regional authorities take the right decision beforehand and follow-up on the effectiveness of their waste prevention strategies. 

All ACR+ members are welcome to:

29 January, 2013, from 11:30 to 12:30 (Brussels time):

"Waste prevention good practices" (members only)

This ACR+ lunchtime webinar aimed to provide public authorities and technical staff in charge of waste prevention with practical ideas and good practices on waste prevention. These are based on ACR+ reseach, as well as on European projects such as the European Week for Waste Reduction, Miniwaste (LIFE) and Pre-waste (INTERREG IV C). 

These case studies and good practices can help local and regional authorities to strengthen their waste prevention strategies and  covered the following issues:

•    bio-waste

•    packaging waste

•    paper waste

•    bulky waste

All ACR+ members are welcome to:

29 March 2012, from 11:00 to 12:00 (Brussels time):

"Plan C", a Flemish Transition Network for a Sustainable Materials Management, presented by Walter Tempst, OVAM

OVAM Presentation cover

This webinar focused on the “Plan C” developed by ACR+ member OVAM, the Flemish Public Waste Agency, and was presented by Mr. Walter Tempst, Innovation Manager at OVAM.

OVAM started "Plan C" in 2006, a transitional network that brings together individuals and organisations (from the public sector, the business world, academia and NGOs) to jointly create breakthroughs in sustainable resource management. The methodology of Plan C to guide experiments from initial idea to proof of concept and eventual to transition in materials management has been developed in a learning-by-doing approach, and its objective is to envision societal change with a focus on sustainable material management. Some examples of experiments are situated in the field of product-service systems, chemical leasing, landfill-mining, closed loops of materials, product design, local production and consumption, etc. 

You can download Walter Tempst's presentation here (exclusively available for ACR+ members).

16 February 2012, from 11:00 to 12:00 (Brussels time):

Good Practices in collection and closed-loop glass recycling in Europe, presented by ACR+ and FEVE

'All in all a good experience - and big potential for saving time, money and CO2'

Svend Poulsen, Odense Renovation

Participant in this webinar

This webinar addressed the topic of the Good Practices in collection and closed-loop glass recycling in Europe, and was presented by Hara Xirou from ACR+ together with Fabrice Rivet from FEVE, The European Container Glass Federation.

In 2011 ACR+ and FEVE collaborated to identify good practices in collection and closed-loop recycling of glass from Municipal Solid Waste in Europe. The strategic objective of the partnership was to increase awareness and dissemination of information on good practices with the aim of increasing the quantity of selective collection and the quality of the cullet available.

The launch of the final report of this study took place in February, and the report is available to access on the ACR+ website.

  1. October 2011, from 11:00 to 12:00 (Brussels time):

The European Resource Efficiency Roadmap - A new vision for EU waste management? presented by Michel Sponar, Policy Officer - Waste and Resource Management, DG ENV, European Commission

"Yes I should like to see more of these. Overall a great success. Not only did it save the council quite a bit of money in terms of flights, accommodation etc.. it saves on carbon so we are practicing what we preach. "

Brendan Murray, Belfast City Council

Participant in this webinar

 ACR+ successfully organised its first webinar on October 6 2011, with Michel Sponar of the European Commission as a guest speaker.  The webinar title was: The European Resource Efficiency Roadmap - A new vision for EU waste management?

The new main piece of European policy, the ‘Resource Efficiency Roadmap’ was officially presented by the European Commission at the end of September 2011. A few days after, this webinar highlighted the main innovations of the Roadmap and its impact on the current and future European waste policies. Our members had the opportunity to interact with Michel Sponar, Policy Officer - Waste and Resource Management, DG ENV.

Click on the image below to view a short clip of the webinar: 

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