Lipor- Serviço Intermunicipalizado de Gestão de Resíduos do Grande Porto, and the Institute for the Sustainability of the Resources (ISR) jointly organise the III International Conference on Municipal Waste, which will be held next 23rd and 24th October 2008 in the city of Porto (Portugal).
With the recently approved new Waste Framework Directive as a backdrop, the Conference will raise the key elements like the application of the waste hierarchy, the prevention programmes, the reuse and recycling targets, the biowaste, the energy efficiency and recovery concepts, by-products versus wastes, and the extended producer responsibility.
With the aim of gathering together all the involved actors for a deep, rigorous, and at the same time, calm and impassioned discussion on the different elements that will shape the new paradigm, the Conference becomes the perfect scenario to get first-hand information on this new Directive.
The Conference will be organized in seven Sessions and one Roundtable Discussion. Each session starts with a welcome and presentation in charge of the Chairman; later a “Keynote Speaker” will present a report on the topic of the Session; and finally there will be one panel composed of two speakers, one Portuguese and the other Spanish, where they will set out their points of view and experience on the topic of the Session.