How to adapt best practices for waste collection to local constraints?

From 22 March 2018 10:00 until 22 March 2018 13:30

COLLECTORS 1st Public Conference – Is there such thing as a “Best Practice” for waste collection?

While several general principles – such as source separation, communication, incentives – are known to increase recycling rates, their concrete application might be challenging. Indeed, a practice that is successful in a territory might not produce the same high results when applied to a different context. For instance, civic amenity sites offer a compelling solution for source separation; however, their effectiveness is challenged in a context with high population density. Another example: traditional communication campaigns are likely to have a limited impact in territories with a significant proportion of tourists. Hence the importance of adapting common best practices to local constraints.

The COLLECTORS consortium discussed these questions during its first public event hosted by CONTARINA S.p.A., the public company managing waste in the province of Treviso. These issues were debated by a panel of waste experts, and representatives of European public authorities will expose their own solution to adapt common waste practices to their specific local challenges. Discussions contributed to determine which local constraints are important to take into account and how they can be addressed.




09:00 - 09:30               


Official introduction by Contarina SpA
Franco Zanata, President

Presentation of Contarina
Marco Mattiello, International Relations Manager

 09:30 - 09:50

COLLECTORS presentation
Tjerk Wardenaar, PNO consultants

 09:50 - 10:30

Session 1: What is a best practice for waste management?
Paolo Canfora, Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre
Paolo Contò, Director, Consiglio di Bacino Priula

Questions and answers

 10:30 - 12:30 

Session 2: how do local and regional authorities adapt their waste management practices to their local challenges?
Chair: Françoise Bonnet, ACR+
Carol Sweetnam, SWRMO
John Egil Nielsen, Oslo
Luc de Room, Antwerp
Merlino Tiziana , AMIU
Stef Le Fevre, Amsterdam
Nora San Sebastian, ARC
Paulo Rodrigues, Lipor
Marco Mattiello, Contarina
Jolenta Krzywiec,Warsaw




Practical information

Conference venue: Sala Assemblea (2nd floor) Contarina - Consiglio di Bacino Priula Via Donatori del Sangue, 131020 Fontane di Villorba

Date & time: 22 March 2018 09:00 - 12:30

More information & contact: Jean-Benoît Bel

COLLECTORS is a new Horizon 2020 project that started in December 2017 and focuses on good practices for the collection and sorting of three waste categories: packaging and paper waste, WEEE, and construction and demolition waste. The COLLECTORS project aims to increase awareness of the collection potential by compiling information on successful waste management systems either reaching high performances or effectively tackling strong local constraints such as high population density or remoteness.  

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