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Diverting biowaste from disposal and turning it into fertility – A conversation with Enzo Favoino

January 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Article 22 of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) requires that municipalities, all over the EU, set up separate collection schemes for organic waste – or biowaste. In particular, biowaste should be either separated and recycled at source, or collected separately and not mixed with other types of waste by December 2023.

The efficient separate collection of biowaste is the key step governments can take to improve the overall separation and collection of waste.

In fact, the separate collection of biowaste can help:
• Avoid cross-contamination with other waste streams;
• Ensure quality compost and recycling;
• Divert waste from dumpsites and reduce methane emissions.

In this new MiZA free webinar, we are sitting down with Enzo Favoino, Chair of the Zero Waste Europe Scientific Committee, to learn why biowaste is a fundamental chunk of circular economy and zero waste programmes and how article 22 of WFD obligation can actually become a great opportunity for municipalities to fine-tune their waste management systems.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • All the approaches for processing biowaste, from smallest to largest ones. A quick overview.
  • Art. 22 of WFD and related obligation for separate collection of biowaste: not a nightmare, but an opportunity to fine-tune the municipal waste service, making it most performing. A few key operational hints.
  • Dispelling the myths around economic and environmental performances of separate management of biowaste.
  • Examples from across Europe, big cities and small villages, Southern and Central Eastern Europe, enlargement countries, etc.

Participants will get an opportunity to ask questions to the speaker during the webinar.

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January 18, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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