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1 Cities and regions moving to zero waste Jean-Pierre HANNEQUART Directeur général IBGE / President ACR+ COR,Open Days, 11 October 2011

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3 1. Local-regional authorities (LRAs) are key-waste players 2. LRAS moving to waste – resource efficiency 3. - LRAs moving to waste prevention - Why not a COR–platform to support LRAs moving to waste prevention ? 4.- LRAs moving to waste recycling - Why not a COR–platform about waste selective collection good practices ? -> CONCLUSIONS : CALL FOR PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COR AND LRAS NETWORKS FOR THE EUROPEAN RECYCLING SOCIETY PLAN

4 Citizen awareness Public procurement Waste strategies Waste infrastructures/ performances Waste taxation or Others Economics Instruments Waste collection LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY SELECTIVE COLLECTION SUSTAINABLE LIFE-STYLE PROMOTION OF REUSED-RECYCLED PRODUCTS WASTE PLANS PERMITS REGISTRATION PAYT 1. Key waste-players ! WASTE PREVENTION PROGRAMME RECYCLING TARGETS

5 A multi-R WASTE approach Rethink Recycle Reuse Repair Reduce Redesign Resources Waste Energy Recovery 2. Moving to waste – resource efficiency PRODUCTS

6 To reduce pollution To tackle climate change To preserve material and energy resources To promote local economy and jobs To increase competitiveness of EU industry To stop « life-cycle breaks » To increase resource efficiency WASTE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT = Moving to waste – resource efficiency

7 Need of exchange of Good practices Between local –regional authorities Need to develop prevention action partnership (Twinnings/ cooperation agreements) Need to identify quantitative targets and indicators or prevention (Experts Clusters) Need to increase Awareness at cities and regions level (European Week for Waste Reduction) 3. LRAs moving to waste prevention

8 EX: ACT AGAINST FOOD WASTAGE (food = 20-30% of total CO2 emissions) EU BENCHMARK -10 (of 30) kg Oporto Region-Lipor (Portugal) … serving the right portion 20-25kg less per restaurant/day Brussels Region (Belgium) … 6 pilot households 15kg less per inh/year Amiat-Torino (Italy) … collection of bread and fruit in schools More than 1kg/pupil LRAs moving to waste prevention

9 EX: COMPOSTING AT SOURCE (individuals, neighbourhood, green areas) MARTELLAGO-LOMBARDY (Italy) … compost bin distribution and tax break 77kg less per inh/year (GAIA) ASTI PROVINCE (Italy) … pro-compost campaign 85kg less per inh/year MILTON KEYNES (UK) …home composting information campaign 100kg less per hhld/year RENNES METROPOLE (France) … community composting 93kg less per hhld/year Zurich (Switzerland) … community composting parks 100kg less per hhld/year EU BENCHMARK -20 (of 100) kg LRAs moving to waste prevention

10 EX: ENCOURAGING DEMATERIALISATION Brussels Region (Belgium) … pilot program 18% less paper consumption Rhône Department (France) … new printing policy 20% less Kolding (Denmark) …municipal documents dematerialization More than 1kg/pupil London Boroughs (UK) … education campaign in schools 50% less EU BENCHMARK -9 (of 75) kg LRAs moving to waste prevention

11 Actions labelled as EWWR actions through a registration process based on common criteria across Europe. Too much waste ! Better production ! Better consumption ! A longer life for products ! Less waste thrown away ! EUROPEAN WEEK FOR WASTE REDUCTION (LIFE + ) LRAs moving to waste prevention

12 Why not a COR–platform to support LRAs moving to waste prevention ? EXCHANGE OF PREVENTION GOOD PRACTICES European Week for Waste Reduction PREVENTION ACTION TWINNING PREVENTION TARGETS

13 RECYCLING PERFORMANCES AT LOCAL-REGIONAL LEVEL 4. LRAs moving to waste recycling

14 VARIOUS SELECTIVE COLLECTION SYSTEMS Door-to-door (BE, FR, A, All, LU,…) Bring Systems (SW, FN, S, PT, UK,…) LRAs moving to waste recycling

15 Source: EEA, A MULTI-SPEED WASTE EUROPE LRAs moving to waste recycling

16 Cfr the waste framework directive: PUBLIC AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR WASTE COLLECTION HAVE TO APPRECIATE THE FEASIBILITY-OPPORTUNITY « technical, environmental and economic » of separate collection for: - waste recovery (art.10 /1) - recycling quality (art.11 /1 § 2) - (in 2015) paper, metal, plastic, glass (art.11 /1 § 3) - used oils (art. 21) - biowaste (art. 22) LRAs moving to waste recycling

17 SELECTIVE COLLECTION GOOD PRACTICES European Week for Waste Reduction CAPACITY BUILDING RECYCLING PERFORMANCES Why not a COR–platform about selective collection good practices ?

18 WHY NOT the COR – partner of LRAs network working for the EUROPEAN (PREVENTIVE &) RECYCLING SOCIETY ! Event Title, Date FINAL CONCLUSION

19 ACR+ Association of Cities and Regions for recycling and sustainable resource management Avenue dAuderghem 1040 Bruxelles + 32/ Jean-Pierre HANNEQUART Gulledelle Bruxelles +32/ Thank you !


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