The Solution: Zero Waste

31 March 2017

Zero Waste Europe AGM

1-3 April 2017

Why Madrid?

Waste management has become a hot topic in the capital, with a significant increase in citizen and institutional action committed to introducing improvements in the waste management system.

Read more

Who should attend?

Different stakeholders, involved in municipal waste prevention and management: municipalities, waste management companies, recycling companies, representatives of ministries, social and other enterprises, public institutions, community campaigners.

Read more

What will the conference look like?

The conference “Solution: Zero Waste” presents the vision and the implementation of the Zero Waste strategies, through the most innovative and successful experiences at both the European and national level.

Read more

Places available


Registered participants





Conference on 31st March is open to the public.
Day 1
31 Mar 2017

Registration of participants

Conference Welcome

Mariel Vilella

Opening: The Importance of good waste management for Madrid

Held by: Nacho Murgui. Councilor for Territorial Coordination and Associations and Second Deputy Mayor of Madrid City Council.

Zero Waste at the local and global level: Utopia or Reality?

Zero Waste Municipalities Network Progress

    Held by: Joan Marc Simon, Zero Waste Europe Executive Director

The Zero Waste Platform in Madrid: Challenges and Opportunities

Held by: Diana Osuna, spokesperson for the Madrid Zero Waste Platform

Diana Osuna
Joan Marc Simon

A Key Step in the Zero Waste Strategy: Collection of Organic Waste

Moderated by: Alodia Pérez, Head of Natural Resources and Waste Area, Friends of the Earth Spain.

The Milan Experience: Progress with the Collection of Organic Waste

Held by: Enzo Favoino, Zero Waste Europe Scientific Committee Director, researcher at the Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza.

The evolution of the Basque Country. Case of Gipuzkoa.

Held by: Ainhoa Arrozpide Landa, Zero Zabor i.b.e (Pais Vasco - Basque Country)

Organic Waste in Catalonia’s Waste Management framework. Lessons learned.

Held by: Francesc Girò, Deputy Director of the Catalan Waste Agency

Francesc Giró Fontanals
Ainhoa Arrozpide
Enzo Favoino
Alodia Pérez
12:00 - 12:30

Coffee break

Continuation Session 2

The Zero Waste Strategy in El Boalo – Cerceda – Matelpino, Municipio de Madrid

Held by: Javier de los Nietos Miguel, Mayor of for El Boalo-Cerceda-Mataelpino Municipality

The Decentralized Composting Experience of the Pontevedra Municipality

Held by: María Martinez Abraldes, Waste Technician at the Pontevedra Council

The Importance of Decentralised Composting in Municipalities

Held by: Beatriz Martín, Compost Network Spokesperson

Round of questions
Beatriz Martín Castro
María Martínez Abraldes
Javier de los Nietos Miguel

Session 3 – The Double R: Repair and Reuse

Moderated by: Laura Rubion, AERESS Director, Spanish Association of Recuperators of Social and Solidarity economics Beyond Recycling: The Reuse Objective in Spanish Waste Legislation

Held by: Dr. Begoña Fabrellas, Sustainable Production and Consumption General Vice Director, MAPAMA.

Social and Environmental Benefits of Repair and Reuse

Held by: Jose María García Bresó Traperos de Emmaús

The Citizenship Paper on the Practices of Reuse

Held by: Albert Torras, spokesperson of Repair Shops Barcelona Millor que Nou

Round of questions
Albert Torras
José María García Bresó
Begoña Fabrellas
Laura Rubio
14:00 - 15:00

Food – Buffet

Packaging Collection Policy – A Tool to Improve

Moderated by: Miquel Roset, Retorna Executive Director “¡Doy la lata!” Video

Friends of the Earth and  Zero Waste Madrid Platform

Presentation: What Responsibilities do Manufacturers Have and How do They Assume Them?

Held by: Vìctor Mitjans, Estudios de Rezero Coordinator – Foundation for Waste Prevention and Responsible Consumption

Effective Implementation of Return Systems: Practical Examples                                     

Held by: Samantha Harding, Member of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)

The SDDR Initiative in the Valencian Region                                                               

 Held by: Julià Álvaro, Environment and Climate Change Secretary

Round of questions
Julià Álvaro Prat
Samantha Harding
Víctor Mitjans
Miquel Roset

Municipalities committed to a Zero Waste Future: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderated by: Joan Marc Simon, Zero Waste Europe Director The Innovative Zero Waste Experience in the city of Parma, Italy

Held by: Gabriele Folli, Delegate of the Environmental Council, Parma City Council

The Waste Plan in the City of Madrid     

Held by: Inés Sabanés, Delegate of the Governmental Environment and Mobility Area, Madrid City Council

The Agro Composting Project of Madrid: A Waste Management alley   

Held by: Franco Llobera, Madrid Agrocomposta Spokesperson

  The importance of the Vegetable Network and the Madrid Composting Model     

Held by: Raúl Urquiaga, Madrid Network of Orchards Spokesperson

  Round of Questions  
Franco Llobera Serra
Gabriele Folli
Inès Sabanés Nadal
Joan Marc Simon


Joan Marc Simon
18:00 - 18:00

Closing of the conference




Medialab Prado
Plaza de las Letras. C/ Alameda, 15, Madrid


Contact by email

Contact by phone

+34 637 109 914 Diana Osuna

+34 615 836 355 Jesús Pérez