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Zero Waste Conference

  • 2015. szeptember 01. 02:00
  • névtelen (nem ellenőrzött)

The conference took place in Budapest, on 2-4th November, where international and Hungarian speakers talked about the latest trends of zero waste and show solutions, good practice examples, including study trips.

Zero Waste?! Indeed. It is a perspective, a vision that needs to be aimed in order to ensure a sustainable life for the future: waste production has to be reduced.
Separate waste collection is not a solution by itself. Even though recycling is essential in the present, the process still causes real pressure on the environment in today’s single-use consumer culture. The primary goal is to prevent waste production; thereby recycling will not be an item on the agenda anymore.

Whose responsibility is waste problem after all? Mine and ours. This means that the duties are not only in the hands of waste management, but we can also deal with it actively. Without the responsible attitude of individuals and communities the amount of waste will increase continuously.

Our purpose at the conference was to demonstrate well-functioning techniques of daily waste reduction that are applicable at international, national, municipal, institutional, communal and individual levels. Afterwards we worked together on finding the answers, how to go further on the way to zero waste.

Why is the conference useful for you as a NGO or municipality member from a foreign country?

  • You can learn about the characteristics of the Central-European waste management and prevention. Several good practices will be introduced from all around Europe.
  • Hungarian regulatory framework will be presented as an example.
  • International speakers will introduce the current tendencies of the EU in relation to zero waste.
  • We organize a study trip to a complex waste management facility which was built mostly from EU funds. Another visit to a local brewery will provide practices for waste reduction.
  • Excellent opportunity for building relationships between NGOs and municipalities as well as among actors of different countries.


You can download the program in pdf format here.

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Read the summary of the conference here.

2nd November, Monday
Location: Central European University, Auditorium (1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9.)

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Opening
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Local municipalities' standpoint in moving up the waste hierarchy

Schmidt Jenő, President

Association of Local Authorities

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Zero Waste Europe network

Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director

Zero Waste Europe

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Legal dilemmas of waste management in the pratice of the ombudsman

Dr István Garaguly, Legal Policy Officer

Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

National Waste Prevention Programme of Hungary

Mariann Nemes, Development Coordination Officer

Ministry of Agriculture

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

National and European waste legislations

Dr Csaba Kiss, Lawyer

Environmental Management and Law Alliance

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Actualities in waste in the EU

Piotr Barczak, Waste Policy Officer

European Environmental Bureau

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The role of civil society in moving towards zero waste

Sylvia Graczka, President

Humusz Waste Prevention Alliance

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Contarina. A successful and integrated waste management model

Marco Mattiello, International Relations Manager

Contarina S.p.A.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Europe for citizens programme

Peter Fabian-Hajek, Project Officer

European Commission, EACEA

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Screening of the movie "Trashed"

Discussion afterwards

Simultaneous translation (Hungarian-English) will be provided!


3rd November, Tuesday
Location: CEU (1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9.)

 Room 1 - target audience: Municipalities, international participants

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

How to start a re-use center in Hungary

Balázs Dietrich, Project Coordinator

Humusz Waste Prevention Alliance

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Actualities in waste management at municipality level

Gabriella Zagyva, Environmental Officer

Municipality of Alsónémedi

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Good practice example: Zero Waste Romania Municipalities

Elena Rastei, Co-founder

Zero Waste Romania

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Introduction of the Hungarian Zero Waste Municipality Network

Sylvia Graczka, President

Humusz Waste Prevention Alliance

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Workshop (for municipalities, in Hungarian)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Plenary (presentation of the results from each workshop)


Room 2

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Workshop (for international praticipants, in English)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Plenary (presentation of the results from the workshop)

4th November, Wednesday

8:00 AM Meeting at Felvonulási Square (Heroes Square)
9:00 - 11:00 AM Visiting the complex waste treatment facility at Ökörtelek-völgy
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM Visiting the Dreher Beer Factory

Simultaneous translation (Hungarian-English) will be provided!


We are looking forward to meeting you at the conference!


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The first day, second day's municipality and international section and third day's study trips of the conference are funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the EU. Project number: 558542-CITIZ-1-2014-2-NL-CITIZ-NT.

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