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8th MUNICIPAL WASTE PREVENTION SEMINAR - 23 NOVEMBER 2010 – TEATRE FORTUNY, REUS, CATALONIA

Organised by the Catalan Waste Agency in the framework of the European Week for Waste Reduction

The meeting is intended for all players involved in programmes aimed at enhancing prevention, and its aim is to present economic tools for reducing waste. It particularly highlights the Systems of Payment for Waste Production in Catalonia and Europe. The talks will focus on the structure of the tools, the economic results and their impact on waste prevention in five pioneering regions of northern and southern Europe. Programme and Registration Form: www.arc.cat

The 8th Municipal Waste Prevention Seminar will present economic instruments for waste prevention, with special emphasis on pay-as-you-throw schemes in Catalonia and Europe. The talks will focus on the structure of the instruments, their economic results and their impact on waste prevention in five pioneering regions in northern and southern Europe.

The main goals of the Seminar are:

• To take a more in-depth look at the planning stages ofpay-as-you-throw schemes (adaptation of the waste collectionsystem, communication campaigns, service maintenancesystems, changes to municipal by-laws, etc.).

• To emphasis the economic results and impact of wastereduction and resource recovery by examining the experienceof cities that have implemented pioneering pay-asyou-throw schemes for domestic and commercial users.

• To evaluate the application of municipal refuse disposalfees in Catalonia.

• To reflect on the role of economic instruments in fosteringchanges in behaviour regarding waste prevention.

In parallel to these talks the Enrenou de mobles (FurnitureDesignathon) event will take place, aimedat raising awareness about excess bulkywaste and the possibilities of reuse.

The 8th Municipal Waste Prevention Day isheld as part of the European Week for WasteReduction 2010, which is taking place across30 regions in Europe from 20th to 28th Novemberand during which more than 2,500 activities are scheduledto take place (courses, workshops, markets, campaigns, flashmobs, competitions…).

The meeting is intended for all players involved in programmes aimed at enhancing prevention, and its aim is to present economic tools for reducing waste. It particularly highlights the Systems of Payment for Waste Production in Catalonia and Europe. The talks will focus on the structure of the tools, the economic results and their impact on waste prevention in five pioneering regions of northern and southern Europe.

Programme and Registration Form: www.arc.cat