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06 February 2024

#LIFEBIOBEST workshop I Lyon (France)

This March, Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+), Consorzio Italiano Compostatori (CIC), Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), European Compost Network ECN e.V. (ECN), ENT foundation (ENT), Zero Waste France, and their local partners invite you to the LIFE BIOBEST workshop in Lyon from 13-14 March. This one-and-a-half-day event will provide insight and effective tools to implement efficient municipal bio-waste management systems, thereby opening the potential for biogas generation and creating nutrient-rich compost for healthier soils.

Who should attend?

  • Elected officials and technicians from French municipalities launching or improving their bio-waste collection systems and overcome barriers and local challenges;
  • Waste company representatives, civil society members, and academia interested in local bio-waste management.

What to expect?

  • Discover Europe’s best practices in bio-waste collection and recycling, drawing inspiration from the success stories of recognized frontrunners;
  • Gain exclusive insights into LIFE BIOBEST guidelines for bio-waste collection, incentives, and engagement;
  • Engage in in-depth discussions with European frontrunners on how to overcome regulatory barriers and local challenges;
  • Join the LIFE BIOBEST Supporting Stakeholder Network and connect with experts and committed officials from across the EU.
The workshop programme is available HERE.

📝 Register soon! Attendance is limited to 50 on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your spot by completing the registration form by 12 February 2024.
Participation is free of charge – only travel and accommodation costs must be covered by participants.

Important Details:

  • Please note that the working language of the event is French, with some speakers giving presentations in English. Translation will be provided for participants between English and French.
  • One-and-a-half-day event: March 13 (9:00 AM – 5:30 PM) to March 14 (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM).
  • Site visit showcasing bio-waste collection/treatment on the morning of the last day, March 14.
  • Lunch provided on the first day.
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ECNs Annual Meeting

We are delighted to announce that ECNs Annual Meeting for 2024 will take place during the week of the World Circular Economy Forum in Brussels. We are pleased to inform you that our meeting will be held in conjunction with a seminar co-organized with CIC as part of the EU FER-PLAY project, focusing on 'Alternative Fertilisers for Circularity & Soil Health,' scheduled for April 18, 2024.
Kindly mark your calendars for this important occasion. We will provide you with further details regarding the final time schedule in the upcoming weeks.

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