Ecomondo 2022
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 16:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 1 Room South Hall
  • English

Organized by: ACR+ Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management

The textile sector is a resource-intensive sector with significant impacts on the climate and environment and is identified as a key value chain in the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The upcoming requirement for separate collection of textile waste in the EU, combined with implementation of EPR schemes and principles and the recent achievements in sorting and recycling technology empower regions and cities with an important role in facilitating the transition towards a more resilient, circular, and sustainable way. This session will discuss challenges faced by cities and regions as well as strategies and solutions to tackle them, and how they can interact effectively with national and EU strategies.

Session Chair

Francesco Lembo, ACR+


16.00-16.10 Registration

16.10-16.25 Introduction. Cities and Regions at the forefront of textile waste prevention
Francesco Lembo, ACR+

16.25-16.40 Delivering the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles at local level
Luca Menesini, Mayor of Capannori and CoR Rapporteur on the opinion on the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles

16.40-16.55 The Circular Fashion Pact to weave a more sustainable future in Catalunya
Pilar Chiva, Director of Circular Economy Department at Agencia de Residuos de Catalunya

16.55-17.10 Increasing circularity and sustainability in textiles and empowering local ecosystems: CISUTAC and HEREWEAR cases
Guy Buyle, Manager EU Research at CENTEXBEL

17.10-17.25 The UNEP West Asia Sustainable Fashion Academy
Paolo Marengo, GO4SDGs Regional Coordinator at UNEP West Asia Office
​Sarah Asmar, Sustainable Lifestyle Expert at UNEP West Asia Office

17.25-17.45 The European & the Euro-MED Week for Waste Reduction 2022, waste is out of fashion!
Serena Lisai, ACR+ and Marta Anglès Masias, MedWaves

17.45-18.00 Q&A and wrap-up