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Circular Cities: Innovating to tackle plastic waste

PlastiCircle and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability will host a special conference on the circularity of plastics in European cities.


08h45 - 09h15. Registration

09h15 - 10h30. Panel 1: Circular plastics in Europe? A policy perspective

Moderator: Peter Defranceschi, ICLEI Europe
Paolo Lemos, European Commission (DG ENV)
Maria Nikolopoulou, European Economic and Social Committee
André van de Nadort, European Committee of the Regions

10h30 - 10h45. Coffee break

10h45 - 12h15. Panel 2: How can cities solve the plastic challenge?

Moderator: Iain Gulland, Zero Waste Scotland
Jan Bloemheuvel, City of Utrecht
Cristina Monge, AVEP
Jonas Mortensen, City of Copenhagen
Ana Moya, ITENE

12h30 - 14h00. Lunch and Innovation Space

14h00 - 15h30. Interactive Parallel Workshops

/A/ New materials and ecodesign for plastics in a circular economy
/B/ Digitalisation for a circular economy
/C/ Measuring the circular economy - a local approach

15h30 - 16h00. Coffee break

16h00 - 17h00. Panel 3: Can plastics innovations make cities more circular?

Moderator: César Aliaga, ITENE
Ana Allué Poc, Fundación CIRCE
Hildagarde McCarville, Veolia Nederland
Eric Velthuizen, City of Utrecht
Howard Waghorn, HAHN Plastics

17h00 - 17h30. Conference Close

Sotirios Kanellopoulos, European Commission (EASME)


16 May 2019 @ 08:45 am

16 May 2019 @ 05:30 pm

Duration: 8 hours, 45 minutes


Scotland House

Rond-point Schuman, Brussels

1000 Brussel


Organised by

ICLEI Europe

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