Circular Innovations for household Waste: Stimulating the Circular Economy for Textiles and Organic waste

Location: Hotel Renaissance, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels
Event Date: 2019-10-09
Time: 09:00:00

Event Type:

Member Event

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Audience:

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Circular Innovations for household Waste: Stimulating the Circular Economy for Textiles and Organic waste

Cities and regions play a crucial role in the transition towards a Circular Economy. The Eastern Netherlands regions Twente and Cleantech Region have ambitious programmes aimed at reducing and reusing household waste. How does Europe facilitate and stimulate these projects and how can regions across Europe work together to upscale and close the loop on textiles and organic waste?

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Venue:
Hotel Renaissance, Rue du Parnasse 19

Date & time:

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 09.00 – 12.00

Organization:

A joint effort of the Eastern Netherlands regions Twente, the Cleantech Region and ACR+

Preliminary programme

09.00 - 09.15 Walk in

9.15 – 9.30: Introduction by the Cleantech Region and Twente

9.30 – 10.00: Plenary session:

  • Moderation by Francoise Benoit – Secretary General of ACR+
  • Key note speech by Sirpa Pietikainen, Member of European Parliament and former Finish Minister of Environment (TBC)
  • Key note speech by William Neale, Advisor Circular Economy and Growth at DG Envi, European Commission
     

10.00 – 11.30: Parallel roundtable discussions with pitches by cities and regions:

Textiles

  • Cleantech Region: Henriette - Floor van Randwijk, ReShare
  • Twente Region: Lisette Bosch, Twente Milieu
  • Resyntex project: Name tbc
  • Kempen Region: Ann van den Bosch, IOK Afvalbeheer
     

Organic waste

  • Cleantech Region: Michiel Westerhof, Circulus Berkel
  • Twente Region: Name tbc
  • Maribor City: Igor Kos, Wcycle
  • Navarra Region: Ramon Plana
     

11.30 – 12.00: Plenary feedback from the moderators and wrap up by the organisers