25 October 2023
09:00 – 14:00 (CET/CEST)

LIFE BIOBEST capacity-building workshop – “Unlocking Efficiency: Strategies for building a high-performing municipal bio-waste system’’


CA L’ALIER | C/ de Pere IV, 362, 08019 Barcelona, Spain

About the workshop

Zero Waste Europe and its partners invite you to take part in the first LIFE BIOBEST project capacity-building workshop: “Unlocking Efficiency: Strategies for building a high-performing municipal bio-waste system.”

The workshop will equip you with the necessary knowledge and tools to help with the implementation and optimisation of an efficient separate bio-waste system within your municipality. 

This event has a maximum capacity of 40 in-person places, as well as a limited number of online slots. Allocation for both options will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who is it designed for? 

  • Elected officials or technicians from municipalities who wish to improve their bio-waste collection systems, and who would like to hear from recognised experts in the field on how to overcome existing barriers and improve their schemes.
  • Representatives from waste companies, civil society, and academia who wish to develop their knowledge on bio-waste management at the local level.

What will you learn, discuss and do?

  • Benefit from presentations from some of Europe’s most recognised best practices of separate bio-waste collection and recycling, drawing on the success stories of these frontrunners from urban and rural contexts. 
  • Presentation of common regulatory, political, and contextual barriers to the implementation of best practices for separate collection and treatment of bio-waste, as well as output use; and introduction to the first draft of LIFE BIOBEST guidelines for overcoming them. 
  • Co-creation of customised strategies to optimise existing separate bio-waste collection systems.
  • Access to the latest data and knowledge on bio-waste separate collection and recycling, with a presentation of the preliminary results of the LIFE BIOBEST project. 
  • The opportunity to be part of LIFE BIOBEST Supporting Stakeholder Network, connecting with experts and committed officials from across the EU.
  • Exclusive access to LIFE BIOBEST project events, tools, and deliverables. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock efficiency in your municipality’s bio-waste collection system.


A detailed programme will be published soon.

Important things to note

  • Deadline for registration: 4 October 2023. 
  • This event will take place on the last day of a Zero Waste Study Tour organised by Zero Waste Europe in collaboration with REZERO in the Catalonia region. The study tour will take place on 23-25 October 2023.
    • More information and registration for the full Study Tour is available HERE.
  • If you do not wish to participate in the Study Tour but want to attend the workshop in-person and come outside of Spain, please make sure to book your travel to arrive in Barcelona on the evening of October 24th and arrange your overnight accommodation, as the workshop is scheduled to begin early in the morning of Wednesday 25 October.
    • For your convenience, we recommend staying in the Poblenou area, as the workshop venue is located there. Lunch will be provided on-site for those who wish to stay after the workshop.

Please note that REZERO is organising a Zero Waste Festival in Barcelona on 26-27 October. We encourage everyone interested to stay for the festivities. However, you will be responsible for your own expenses.

This capacity-building workshop is part of the EU-funded LIFE BIOBEST project. This workshop, held by Zero Waste Europe along with a Consortium of partners involving  ENT Foundation, Consorzio Italiano Compostatori (CIC), European Compost Network ECN e.V. (ECN), and the Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+), aims to promote concrete actions among EU officials for the development and implementation of efficient local bio-waste collection systems. Its objective is to highlight best practices in bio-waste management and address challenges faced by local authorities.

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Recording of the capacity-building workshop

Workshop partners

  • ENT Foundation
  • ACR+
  • Consorzio Italiano Compostatori
  • European Compost Network (ECN)
  • Zero Waste Europe
  • Rezero