Ecomondo 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • 14:30 - 17:15
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 2 South Hall
  • Italian
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Utilitalia

The distinction between industrial and municipal waste has very specific historical reasons and, above all, important consequences in terms of management and management responsibility. However, it takes on a different meaning depending on the perspective with which one looks at the world of waste. Territorial planning and the logic of the market operate, in a different way, starting from a clear separation between these two worlds. On the other hand, in the industrial perspective, where the only useful distinction is that between recoverable and non-recoverable waste, this distinction seems to lose meaning. Through the comparison between institutions, public authorities and waste operators, the conference will investigate the limits and implications of the distinction between municipal and industrial waste, in an attempt to understand if and possibly how it is possible to overcome it in a purely industrial logic.

Session Chair

Federico Foschini, President of Municipal Waste Europe


14.30 Introduction and coordination by the Chairman
Federico Foschini, President of Municipal Waste Europe

Industrial waste in waste management plans of Italian Regions
Luca Mariotto, Director of Environment Sector of Utilitalia

The viewpoint of the European Commission
Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit DG-ENV European Commission

Waste deriving from treatment of municipal waste between legislation, regulation and market
Andrea Farì, Ambientalex

Waste deriving from treatment of municipal waste: data reporting for verification of compliance with european and national tagets
Andrea Lanz, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Laura D'Aprile, Head of Department of Ecological Transition and green investments, Italian Ministry of Environmental Transition

16.00 The testimony of industry

Marco Ravazzolo, Head of Environment and Energy, Industrial policies sector Confindustria
Patrick Hasenkamp, Vice President Waste of VKU, German Association of Local Utilities
Lennart Nübel, Referent Public Affairs Remondis

17.00 Conclusions
Filippo Brandolini, Vice President of Utilitalia