EPR Club / DSD lunch debate - 22 November 2016
EPR Club | DSD LUNCH DEBATE
Landfill ban, the Waste Hierarchy and EPR:
How should infrastructure development
prioritize recycling over energetic recovery?
22 November 2016 | 12.30 - 15.00
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a key
principle for efficient waste management in the EU. Through EPR-systems,
resources are channeled back into production processes and can be used as high
quality secondary raw-materials by industry. Efficient EPR-systems can provide
the complex coordination procedure that is necessary along the value chain.
However, EPR-systems can only fulfil this important circular economy function
if the waste hierarchy is respected so that resources are kept in the loop.
In this context, the EU’s plan to limit landfill to
10% by 2030 is highly relevant for EPR-systems, because it will free up large
amounts of waste/resources over the coming years and necessitate investments in
new treatment facilities. These investments will determine the EU’s waste
management system for the coming decades and thereby also the development of a
functioning market for secondary raw materials.
To better understand the opportunities and challenges
involved, DSD will host an EPR Club lunch debate on the topic. Core questions
will be which implications the EU’s landfill ban will have on the long-term
development of the union’s waste management infrastructure and what role the
waste hierarchy and EPR will play in this process. Speakers from both the
recycling and incineration industry as well as the European Commission will
provide input for an open debate on how to best guide investments in waste
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22 November 2016, 12:30 - 15:00
Avenue d'Auderghem 63, 1040 Brussels (View location)