Who was the event for?
The event was aimed at waste management companies, municipalities and local entities interested in the selective collection of organic waste, biotechnology companies, the scientific and academic community and anyone interested in promoting the circular economy at a local level.
The event reviewed different key areas such as:
- Selective collection of urban biowaste, with examples of the actions carried out in Murcia (ES) and Kalundborg (DK)
- Technologies for urban biowaste upcycling
- Citizen awareness and acceptance of biowaste derived products
To close up the event, Véronique Woulé Ebongué, Project Adviser of the European Research Executive Agency (REA) and keynote speaker of the event, said:
It is worth pointing out the biowaste collection challenge and the social acceptance challenge-the project has implemented very good communication and awareness raising campaigns and has involved all stakeholders
Additionally, attendants also visited an exhibition showcasing materials developed for the VALUEWASTE campaigns, end-products, and project videos… etc.
The conference was held in English, with simultaneous translation to and from Spanish.