Conference: The Solution to Zero Waste Media Lab, Madrid – March 31st 2017
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