Waste and Packaging Management
Proudly celebrated VEP‘s third anniversary together with our team and clients at the first edition of our conference on Construction Waste and Packaging Management!
Full room, great discussion and professional info shared by our speakers from Austrian and Romanian Associations for the Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste, CTE Solution, F&R Worldwide, Partnership Association for European Funds and Projects, Jaspers, Greenpoint Management, Ilfov County Council, the Romanian Association for Waste Management (ARMD).
Our participants also had the opportunity to directly address their questions and concerns to the two complete professionals from the Ministry of Environment, Mr Cosmin Teodoru and Mrs Simona Ghita, who accepted to take part in our two Q&A sections.
We thank all the participants for making this event successful and for sharing with us their valuable expert views on construction and packaging waste!
Special thanks to our media #partners: Energy Industry Review, World Energy Council (CNR-CME) and ARMD.
We hope to see you again at the next edition in 2020!
WASTE AND PACKAGING MANAGEMENT: QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS AND ANSWERS. THE IMPACT OF THE LEGISLATIVE CHANGES.
OCTOBER 3rd 2019, 9 a.m.
Bucharest, Radisson Blu Hotel
On October 3rd, 2019, Vlasceanu, Ene & Partners, a law firm specializing in energy and environmental law, celebrated its 3rd anniversary by hosting a conference on Construction Waste and Waste Packaging Management at a prestigious conference location in Bucharest. The event was a great success and the law firm’s initiative was highly appreciated, the participants suggesting making it an annual event, thus making this the first edition of the kind.
The conference brought together authorities (e.g. representatives of the Ministry of Environment), renowned market operators, the relevant professional associations in the field, academic bodies and many experts that shared their experiences related to some of the most impactful recycling topics and expressed opinions on key issues that the sector is currently facing. Views from across the borders were shared, as foreign speakers (including representatives of the Austrian Association for the Recycling of Construction & Demolition Waste) provided valuable insights on how construction and demolition waste has been managed & recycled in Austria and JASPERS’ representatives provided their overview on certain fundamental concepts related to waste and packaging management.
The event was divided into two sections, the first session being dedicated to the construction and demolition waste management and the related legal framework; speakers and attendees expressed suggestions as to the improvement of the relevant legislation in order to enable a functional market for the waste flow. The second session was dedicated to the system of packaging and related waste management and the practical implications of the last year’s amendments brought by GEO no 74/2018. Each session ended with a vivid Q&A session where participants had the opportunity to directly address their questions and concerns to the speakers and the two distinguished representatives of the Ministry of Environment specialised in waste management.
The discussions were characterised by a high level of professionalism and by their objectivity, making this conference an invaluable knowledge and information resource on some of the most relevant aspects impacting the construction and demolition waste and packaging waste management. All participants were very responsive, open to collaborate and interested to find solutions for the current shortcomings of the waste management system.
Thus, the conference ended with concrete action proposals (e.g. creating a working group dealing with the management of the construction and demolition wastes, as initiated by the recently established Romanian Association for Construction and Demolition Waste). Following the event, the organiser conducted several surveys evidencing the most pressing issues in the field that need prioritisation (available under “Presentations” tab hereto).
|09:00 – 09:30||Welcome|
|09:30 – 09:45||Brief Introduction|
|Sesiunea I||The construction and demolition (“C&D”) waste management
Moderator: Daniel VLĂSCEANU | VLASCEANU, ENE & PARTNERS
|09:45 – 10:00||Best practices in construction and demolition waste management
Raimund HENGL | AUSTRIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE RECYCLING OF C&D WASTE
|10:00 – 10:15||The C&D waste management framework: what’s on the horizon
Stefan ENE | VLASCEANU, ENE & PARTNERS
|10:15 – 10:30||Recovery of construction waste
Prof. Ph.D. Eng. Valentin FEODOROV | IRIDEX GROUP
|10:30 – 10:45||Recycling targets in the construction industry – the law versus reality
Martin DREISEITEL | F&R WORLDWIDE
|10:45 – 11:10||Q&A with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Environment and of the Romanian Association for the Recycling of C&D Materials|
|11:10 – 11:30||Coffee break|
|Sesiunea II||The management system of packaging and waste packaging: one year after GEO no 74/2018
Moderator: Florian BURNAR | Partnership Association for European Funds and Projects
|11:30 – 11:45||The “clearing house” concept
Jean TILLY | JASPERS
|11:45 – 12:00||Presentation of the “pay for what you throw”, “the extended liability of the producer” and the “contribution for the circular economy” concepts
Stefan ENE | VLASCEANU, ENE & PARTNERS
|12:00 – 12:15||OIREPs: Challenges in the waste packaging management
Cristian LAZĂR | GREENPOINT MANAGEMENT
|12:15 – 12:30||Considerations concerning the management of packaging waste by the local authorities
Lucia Ana VARGA | ILFOV COUNTY COUNCIL
|12:30 – 12:45||Current statistical data and operational challenges in the field of packaging and packaging waste
Ph.D. Eng. Mihai Florin ȘOLEA | THE ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT
|12:45 – 13:10||Q&A with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Environment|
|13:10 – 14:00||Lunch & Networking|