Karin Meisterl (ENT Foundation) will be one of the speakers of the next World Conference on Recycling and Waste Management. The WCRWM will take place during May 15-16, 2023, in Paris, France. The conference aims to gather scholars from all over the world to present the latest research outcomes and advances in relevant fields and provides an ideal environment for making new scientific collaborations. Karin will present “BIOCIRCULARCITIES project: Regulatory gap and opportunity analysis for a circular bioeconomy”.

The conference aims to promote quality research and create an atmosphere of international cooperation between Environment Researchers, Recycling Experts, and Waste management Researchers by bringing together world-class researchers, International Communities, and Industrial heads to discuss the latest developments and innovations in the fields of Recycling and Waste management.


Abstract of Karin’s presentation:

At European level, priority is given to the implementation of biorefineries that – following the “cascading use of biomass principle” – process secondary raw materials (waste, residues, and by-products) into a range of marketable bio-based products, including biochemicals, bioplastics and other biomaterials, food and feed, compost, and bioenergy. This principle also applies to the selected streams of the BIOCIRCULARCITIES (BCC) project, i.e., forestry residues, organic waste from the agro-industrial sector and municipal biowaste for the pilot territories of Pazardzhik Province (BG), the Metropolitan City of Naples (IT) and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (ES), respectively. More sustainable management of organic wastes and residues requires binding and specific legal measures at EU and national level to improve the quantity and quality of feedstocks for bio-based products and to ensure their successful market introduction. To better understand the current opportunities and gaps for the circular bioeconomy in the policy framework, 23 documents at EU level and 49 at national, regional, and local level for the three pilot territories were examined. Key passages of legislation were selected and analyzed in depth to identify relevant legal/administrative, technical, economic, environmental, and social drivers and barriers that favor or hinder the transition to a more biocircular system for organic waste and residue management. In addition, local stakeholders and international experts contributed their knowledge and experience to check the feasibility of the alternative scenarios proposed for the selected value chains through participatory processes. All results will be used to provide policy recommendations for the pilot territories.


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