Cities & Communities

Zero Waste Europe Congress in Gipuzkoa


09 May 2012

Written by

Joan Marc


Program in Euskera click here.

Complete program in English click here.


Friday 10th

Friday morning – visit to Usurbil & Hernani pioneer municipalities in Gipuzkoa in the implementation of door-to-door separate collection with results of more than 85% waste diversion.

19h Open Conference in the Donostia City Hall:

On the road to Zero Waste – a new paradigm in resource and waste management

Dr Paul Connett, Professor Chemistry at St Lawrence University

19h Open Conference in Arrasate – Mancomunidad de Debagoiena: The Zero Waste experience in Europe
Joan Marc Simon, Coordinator Zero Waste Europe

Saturday 11th

Casa de Cultura del Palacio de Aiete (Donostia-San Sebastian)

–          Welcome by the Diputación de Gipuzkoa – Juan Karlos Alduntzin, Diputado de Medio Ambiente Diputación de Gipuzkoa.

–          10 steps to  Zero Waste, a strategy for municipalities – Dr. Paul Connett, Prof. St Lawrence University.

–          Experiences of optimisation of separate collection schemes and maximisation of material recovery and biological stabilisation of residual Waste before landfill – Enzo Favoino, Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza (SAPM).

–          Presentation of experience of Italian Zero Waste municipalities – Rossano Ercolini, coordinator of Italian network of Zero Waste municipalities.

–          Presentation of experience of Catalan Zero Waste municipality. Josep-Lluís Moner, member of Catalan Zero Waste Strategy.

–          Presentation of experience of municipality in Euskal Herria – Xabier Mikel Errekondo, Member of the Spanish Parliament and former mayor of Usurbil.

–          Building a European network of Zero Waste municipalities – Joan Marc Simon, Coordinator of Zero Waste Europe.

Afternoon and Sunday 13th: Internal Congress Zero Waste Europe