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Network for Organic Resources and Biological Treatment
ecn E-BULLETIN No. 08_2017 15 August 2017

Hosted by

Under the patronage of
Dr Babette Winter,
CoR member and Rapporteur of the circular economy, State Secretary for Culture and Europe in the Thuringian State Chancellery


The European Compost Network is organising the workshop ‘Biowaste in the Circular Economy’. This workshop comes at a time when European policy makers have important decisions to make about the sustainable management of biowaste in Europe. This event for key stakeholders in European biowaste management will discuss the current legislative process and practical experiences on the implementation of separate collection of biowaste in different types of European countries. The programme can be accessed here.

The event will be a key opportunity to get an update on the process and to network with key stakeholders.

The workshop will be of particular interest for key decision-makers and stakeholders to discuss the importance of separate collection of biowaste and organic recycling with the aim to produce high quality compost and digestate which can be placed as soil improvers and organic fertilisers on the European market.
Members of the European Parliament, Member State representatives, stakeholders, and also local governments, municipalities and companies are welcomed to participate.

Participation is free of charge. Please note the number of participants is restricted. For registration, please use the online registration form here.



PPI4Waste Project conference, 12 September 2017, Brussels
Guidance for Public Procurement of Innovation for Waste Sector published

Entitled "Feedback and opportunities for public procurement of innovation (PPI) in the waste sector", PPI4Waste project's final conference is taking place on 12 September 2017 in Brussels (Belgium). After almost three years of work, the PPI4Waste project is ready to share the main findings of all the research and activities implemented during the project's lifetime to help increase the uptake of innovative waste solutions!

This one day event is divided into two sessions. The first one presents the main findings of the PPI4Waste project and how public procurement of innovation (PPI) can be experimented and stimulated in the field of waste management. It is followed by a session exploring synergies between procurers and projects on innovative solutions. For more details on these sessions, you can browse the programme online.

The guidance ‘PPI4Waste lessons for PPI uptake in the waste sector’ can be downloaded here.

The programme of the project conference can be accessed here.

International Practitioner Day 2017 with ISWA Study Tour in Austria

Besides the International Practitioner Day 2017 organised by the Austrian Compost & Biogas Association on 14 September in Styria (Austria) ISWA is organising together with EU100NGO a four day comprehensive training course on bio-waste management 2017 from 11 to 14 September 2017.

This training course includes expert seminars as well as technical site visits to biowaste facilities in Vienna and the surrounding region. One highlight will be the visit of the 5th International Practitioner Day on Composting organised by the Austrian Compost & Biogas Association in cooperation with the European Compost Network - ECN e.V..

At the International Practitioner Day, the participants will see the latest developments in compost technologies and biomass treatment machines, and can learn and discuss directly with technology suppliers as well as representatives of waste management associations and international experts. An unique opportunity to receive an in depth insight into 30 years of bio-waste management experience as one of the most important elements in modern waste recycling.

Please find the programme and registration here:

Members of ECN have the possibility to register for the training course with a reduced fee.

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