• Wednesday, November 6, 2024
  • 14:00 - 17:00
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 2 South Hall
  • English
  • Italian
  • organized by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & UTILITALIA (Italian federation of energy, water and environmental services)

The evolution in municipal waste management is marked by diverging forces. On the one hand, as a local public service of general interest, its organization must guarantee the protection of health and the environment, universality of access, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability (environmental and economic) along the entire supply chain. On the other hand, as an economically relevant sector and first link of industrial supply chains producing secondary raw materials and energy, its organization is called upon to respect (often to the detriment of the fragmentation of the cycle) the principles and logic of free competition. However, the difficult and necessary balancing of interests between public and private (local authorities, EPR organisations, public and private waste management operators) cannot hinder the achievement of circular economy targets. The conference aims to call public authorities and industrial players at European and national level to an open discussion on the challenges, risks and opportunities of the evolution of the "market design" of municipal waste integrated cycle.

Session Chairs


Introduction and coordination by the Chairman
Representative of Utilitalia (TBD)

European session

  • Representative of European Commission (DG COM)
  • Representative of European Commission (DG ENV)
  • Representative of EURIC (European Recycling Industy Association)
  • Representative of Municipal Waste Europe

National session

  • Representative of Italian Competition Authority
  • Representative of Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environmen
  • Representative of National Packaging Consortium
  • Representative of Waste management operators

Representative of Utilitalia