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weTHINK.eu Waste Circularity Conference: Landfill Reduction and Future of Alternative Fuels – 13 Dec 2022

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  • Map ideas for policy mechanism and best practices for waste circularity:.
    • Landfill reduction.
    • Future of alternative fuels.


  • 10.00 – 10.05 Greeting participants.
  • 10.05 – 10.10 Introduction round of participants (Ingo Mayr-Knoch, CEO weTHINK.). 
  • 10.10 – 10.30 Keynote – Mattia Pellegrini (EU DG for Environment): Status and Future of the EU directives on waste circularity and alternative fuels. (TBC)
  • 10.30 – 10.50 Keynote – Roland Pomberger (University of Leoben, Austria): The role of energy recovery in circular waste management systems.
  • 10.50 – 11.10 Keynote – Chris McArdle (Borealis, Austria): Accelerating the transition towards a more circular economy.
  • 11.10 – 12.50 Panel discussion – Brainstorming on strategic, legal, political, administrative and economic challenges and solutions to improve waste circularity and alternative fuel use:
    • Roland Pomberger (University of Leoben, Austria).
    • Chris McArdle (Borealis, Austria).
    • Umberto Arena (University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy).
    • Lidia Lombardi (Niccolò Cusano University, Italy).
    • Lorenz Lechner (Wietersdorfer Alpacem, Austria).
    • Jure Fiser (Surovina, Slovenia).
    • Igor Kos (The Regional Development Agency for Podravje – Maribor, Slovenia).
    • Robert Üveg (Danucem Hungary / CRH CESEE).
    • Ivana Buble (Kostak, Slovenia).
    • Cedric Vanderbeken (Drycake Separation Solution, Belgium).
  • 12.50 – 13.00 – Wrap up and follow-up steps

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Who do we bring together?

  • We bring together all key strategy actors (ministers, public officials, municipalities, industry associations, waste collection, recycling/ treatment companies, in Europe with an initial focus on Southeastern Europe and Eastern Europe.

How do we bring together?

  • Through closed groups on the online crowd knowledge platform – weTHINK.eu.
  • Through bi-monthly online working group meetings and two bi-annual online conferences.

Why do we bring them together?

  • To regularly exchange, technical operational and strategic know how and best practices on waste and waste management. 
  • To conduct training for service companies and municipalities on water and waste  management.
  • To develop strategy recommendations and position papers to improve  the legal, political and economic environment for successful waste circularity.
  • To develop projects on waste circularity and to implement them.
  • To improve waste circularity in Europe.


13 Dec 2022


10:00 - 12:30

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Berlin
  • Date: 13 Dec 2022
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:30



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