Online Event: Where are we with the implementation of the EU Waste Laws?
15 April 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 CET
Online event hosted by MEP Franc Bogovič
Chair of the Bioeconomy Working Group of the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’
In 2018, EU governments and institutions struck a historic agreement introducing what many hailed as the world’s most ambitious set of laws and targets to boost recycling and cut waste. Two years later however, most EU countries have missed the deadline for the transposition of these laws into national legislation.
As a result, during this event, the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’ will join forces with the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and other stakeholders in Circular Economy to take stock of progress made so far and outline what is at stake. When it comes to the circular economy, there is #NoTimeToWaste.
14:00 – 14:10 Introduction by MEP Franc Bogovič
14:10 – 14:25 Keynote address by Mattia Pellegrini, Head of B3 Unit on Waste Management & Secondary Materials, DG ENV, European Commission
14:25 – 14:35 Piotr Barczak, Senior Policy Officer for Waste, European Environmental Bureau, followed by short interventions from 4 national members of the EEB
14:35 – 14:45 Ioannis Bakas, Waste Expert, European Environment Agency
14:45 – 14:55 Ana Gutiérrez Dewar, Coordinator of Institutional Relations and Political Action, Retorna
14:55 – 15:05 Arthur ten Wolde, Executive Director, Ecopreneur
15:05 – 15:15 Johannes Weber, Chair of the Circular Economy Working Group, FoodDrinkEurope, & European Affairs Manager, Nestlé
15:15 – 15:25 Francesco Lembo, Managing Director, Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+)
15:25 – 15:35 Reactions by MEPs:
• Cyrus Engerer
• Stéphane Bijoux
15:35 – 15:55 Q&As session with the audience, moderated by Piotr Barczak
15:55 – 16:00 Closing remarks by MEP Franc Bogovič