REC holds successful workshop on Integrating end-of-waste and eco-innovations under EU environmental legislation

June 20, 2018

The REC hosted the most recent workshop of the Make it Work event series at its Conference Center situated in Szentendre Hungary on the 11th and the 12th of June 2018.  Mr. Ivan Davidov, Head of Programme Implementation and Ms. Jela Bilandzija, Head of Environmental Governance Unit of REC along with Mr. Jan Teekens from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management opened the two-day event setting the stage for a thorough dialogue on end-of-waste and eco innovation in the CEE region.  

Experts from the REC presented on “Achieving circular economy and addressing challenges in waste management and REACH in Hungary, Slovakia and Romania”. Several actors from the business sector demonstrated their best practices in waste management and circular economy, focusing on limestone, MSDS documentation in the chemical industry, Green Bin software, end-of-waste criteria for construction& demolition waste and steel slag – from waste to by-product.

Participants had a dynamic discussion addressing the challenges of end-of-waste, taking a cross sectoral approach. This was made possible by participation of NGO, business and governmental actors.  Representatives included experts from the Hungarian Agricultural Ministry, EKOrast (SK), BorsodChem (HU) and Saubermacher Hungary (HU), Enviros (SK and CZ) among others.

TAGS: Waste management | Circular economy