Kiel 2019: A milestone for Zero Waste cities in Germany

The conference “Kiel 2019: A milestone for Zero Waste Cities” presents the Zero Waste strategies vision and implementation, through the most innovative and successful experiences at both the European and national level. It will cover overall Zero Waste strategies and waste prevention with families as well as decentralised composting, PAYT (Pay As You Throw) and reuse systems at the municipal level.

The conference will take place on March 29th from 9:00 to 17:30.

Day 1
29 Mar 2019

Welcome & Opening

General Introduction
Esra Tat, Network & Development Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe

Background of Kiel on the way to Zero Waste City
Marie & Marc Delaperrière, Founders, Zero Waste Kiel e.V. and Zero Waste Germany

Welcome remark
Dr. Ulf Kämpfer, Lord Mayor, City of Kiel
Dr. Ulf Kämpfer
Marc Delaperrière
Marie Delaperrière
Esra Tat


The state of Zero Waste in Europe and at the global level: turning utopia into reality
Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director, Zero Waste Europe
Joan Marc Simon

Implementing Zero Waste Strategies: the Municipalities journey to Zero Waste

Moderator: Esra Tat, Network & Development Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe

How to design and implement a Zero Waste programme: Key learnings and achievements from across Europe
Enzo Favoino, Chair of Scientific Committee, Zero Waste Europe

Kerbside collection, PAYT, Zero Waste Families: 3 key steps in the Capannori (Italy) Zero Waste programme implementation
Rossano Ercolini, President, Zero Waste Italy

How to make the world a better place for all?
Janko Kramzar, Director, Snaga

Questions & Answers
Rossano Ercolini
Esra Tat
Janko Kramžar
Enzo Favoino
11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

Zero Waste strategy fundamentals: it always starts with organic waste

Moderator: Csilla Urbán, President, Humusz Waste Prevention Alliance

The importance of organic waste management to implement a Zero Waste programme - a comprehensive strategy
Enzo Favoino, Chair of the Scientific Committee, Zero Waste Europe

Decentralised and local composting models as an alternative to bio-waste management: from small communities to the Revitaliza Plan for the province of Pontevedra (Spain)
Ramón Plana, Consultant in Biological Treatments for Organic Wastes

Tackling bio-waste through decentralized composting: the case of Besancon (France)
Pierre Condamine, Waste Policy Officer, Zero Waste Europe
Ramón Plana
Pierre Condamine
Enzo Favoino
13:00 - 14:15

Lunch Break

Waste prevention and reduction call for economic incentives

Moderator: Ana Gutierrez Dewar, Policy Officer, Retorna

When is PAYT needed? Comparison of approaches and results across Europe, and the new concept of Know-As-You-Throw
Michele Giavini, Senior Expert, ARS Ambiente & Italian Composting and Biogas Association

The singular use of environmental taxation for the achievement of municipal waste prevention and recycling targets in Catalonia. 15 years of experience (2004-2019)
Francesc Giró i Fontanals, Director of Strategic Planning, Waste Agency of Catalonia, Territories and Sustainability Department

Make Mehrweg great again!
Theodor Flammer, Director, Recircle Financial measures to support the implementation of reusable coffee-to-go systems
Elena Schägg, Project Manager Circular Economy, Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.
Elena Schägg
Francesc Giró i Fontanals
Michele Giavini
Theodor Flammer
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

Climbing the Zero Waste Hierarchy: Rethink, Redesign, Reduce and Reuse

Moderator: Marc Sautelet, Project Manager, Zero Waste Belgium

How can cities incentivise plastic-free initiatives?
Larissa Copello, Consumption and Production Campaigner

Zero Waste Roubaix: an ecological and economic challenge for the city
Alexandre Garcin, Deputy Mayor, in charge of Environment, Roubaix

Local Benefits of Repair & Reuse
Antigone Dalamaga, RREUSE President, Director, Ecological Recycling Society
Marc Sautelet
Antigone Dalamaga
Larissa Copello
Alexandre Garcin

End of the Conference