Pilot test on increased plastic collection rate at municipal institutions presented at ISWA Beacon Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark
20 August 2014
In the frameworks of LIFE+ Project Plastic Zero representatives
of Liepajas RAS Ltd. participated in ISWA Beacon 4th
Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling, which took place 16th
and 17th of June in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In the conference the main attention was paid on effective
resource reuse (closing the loops) or in other words - waste
prevention, reuse and recycling.
Participants from 15 countries representing different
organizations such as city councils, waste management companies, as
well as representatives from industrial and retail companies
participated in the conference. Topics presented at the conference
included textile reuse providing it as a leasing, eco-design for
plastic packaging, circular economy, state-of-the-art recycling
technologies, as well as sustainable city plans and strategies.
At the conference representatives of LiepajasRAS Maris
Dubrovskis and Zane Siksna presented a pilot test on increased
plastic collection rate at municipal institutions. The purpose of
the pilot was to reduce the amount of plastics in the residual
waste stream by offering waste sorting containers for offices,
schools, kindergartens and private companies.
The implementation of this test aims at promoting waste sorting
at educational and municipal institutions. Furthermore, private
companies are also welcome to take part and have the sorting bins
at their offices. The test was implemented in cooperation with
Liepaja City council and local waste management companies EKO
Kurzeme Ltd. and Nordia Ltd.
Additional information about the conference and the
presentations can be found on the conference's website: http://www.beacon-cph.dk/