• Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • 14:30 - 17:00
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
  • Italian
  • organized by Ecomondo Scientific Techcnical Committee & Utilitalia

In 2018, European legislation introduced challenging targets on waste management that Member States will have to achieve by 2035. However, the recent crisis in the supply of resources has increased the need to push through the transition - energy and environmental - towards a circular economy.
Thus, while Europe is defining new strategies and objectives, Italy is dealing with the closing the loop: on the one hand with the National Recovery and Resilience Plan as a stimulus to fill the lack of treatment capacity, on the other with measures aimed at guaranteeing the sustainability of recycling boosting the demand for secondary raw materials.
Will the Member States be able to make the choices necessary to implement European policies? And what will be the transformations that this transition will entail for the governance, the industry, and the waste management market?
The conference will answer these questions by comparing European and national representatives of institutions and waste management industry.

Session Chair

Alberto Ferro, Coordinator of Waste Collection, Recycling and EPR Systems Commission, Utilitalia


14.30-14.40 Introduction and coordination by the Chairman
Alberto Ferro, Coordinator of Utilitalia Commission on collection, recycling and EPR schemes Utilitalia

14.40-15.45 European session

Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit DG-ENV - European Commission
Federico Foschini, President of Municipal Waste Europe (European association of public responsibility for waste)
Claudia Mensi, President of FEAD (European Waste Management Association)
Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General EuRIC (European Recycling Industries’ Confederation)
Fabio Poretti, CEWEP (Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants)

15.45-16.15 National session

Laura D’Aprile, Head of Department Sustainable Development, Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security
Valeria Frittelloni, Head of Sustainable Development Unit, ISPRA

16.15-17.00 The flow to the territories

Roberto Morroni, Umbria Region Councillor for agricultural and agri-food policies, protection and environmental enhancement
Domenico Ruggiero, Sole Director Asia Napoli
Sabrina Alfonsi, Councillor for Agriculture, Environment and Waste Cycle, Municipality of Rome (TBC)

17.00 Conclusions
Filippo Brandolini, President of Utilitalia