Media Partnership - Waste-to-Energy: The Beauty or The Beast?
On Monday, 25 October, ESWET organise an online event to discuss the issue of non-recyclable waste and the role of Waste-to-Energy as a sustainable waste management option, gathering supporters and opponents of the technology around the same table.
How will European waste management look like in the next thirty years? Can we avoid the generation of non-recyclable waste? Can Waste-to-Energy become carbon neutral thanks to the integration of CCS? These are some of the questions that will be addressed by experts covering the waste management industry as well as the consultancies and the NGOs most active on the topic.
Starting from the EU Green Deal pillars – Circular Economy, Zero Pollution, and Climate Neutrality – the event aims to debate how to improve the sustainability of waste treatment in the EU and discuss the role of Waste-to-Energy.
With speakers from CEWEP, Climate Principles, ESWET, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Fortum Oslo Varme, Keppel Seghers, Zero Waste Europe, and others to be announced.
ORGANISED BY: ESWET
MEDIA PARTNER: EURACTIV
Kira Taylor, Journalist, EURACTIV
14:00 – 14:10 Welcoming
Interview with Patrick Clerens, ESWET Secretary-General
14:10 – 14:50 “Circular Economy: can we close the loop?”
Piotr Barczak, Senior Policy Officer for Waste, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
Ella Stengler, Managing Director, CEWEP
14:50 – 15:30 “The environmental impacts of non-recyclable waste”
Janek Vahk, Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Programme Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe
Tom Croymans, ESWET CCUS Working Group Chair
15:30 – 16:10 “EU Climate Neutrality: is carbon capture the future of Waste-to-Energy?”
Jannicke Bjerkas, CCS Director, Fortum Oslo Varme
Eve Tamme, Founder and Managing Director, Climate Principles
16:10 – 17:00 Panel Discussion – “Is non-recyclable waste represented in the EU Taxonomy?”
Jonas Helseth, Bellona Europa Industry Director
Valerie Plainemaison, FEAD Secretary-General.
Patrick Clerens, ESWET Secretary-General.
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Europe has a waste problem. In 2018, over two million tonnes of rubbish was treated in the EU, with just under half of this going to landfills, where it releases climate-damaging methane emissions.