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R4R Networking Event, 12 December 2012, Athens

The second Regions 4 Recycling (R4R) Networking Event took place in Athens on 12 December 2012.

The event gave the opportunity to Greek regional and local authorities and key stakeholders to exchange views and learn more about waste management activities and good practices in other European Regions.

More specifically the event provided an update of the R4R project, of recycling performances in Europe and of the Greek waste management situation. Sharing experiences via parallel presentations of Greek local authorities and R4R Partners on specific issues such as Pay–As–You–Throw and bio-waste management practices were also addressed.

On 19 December 2012, a press release was disseminated, highlighting the outcomes of the Networking Event.

Pictures of the event have been uploaded on the media section of the R4R website

Programme of the Networking Event

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 9:45-9:50  Welcome and Introduction – Mary Krimnianioti, Efxini Poli
 9:50-9:55  Welcome – Andreas Varelas, Vice Mayor of Athens
 9:55-10:00  Welcome – Nikos Sarantis, President of Regional Union of Municipalities of Attiki, Mayor of Agioi Anargyroi
 10:00-10:05  Welcome – Philippos Kyrkitsos, President of Ecological Recycling Society
 10:05-10:25  Presentation of the R4R Project – Jean-Benoit Bel, ORDIF
 10:25-10:40  State of play and perspectives for recycling in European cities and regions – Philippe Micheaux Naudet, ACR+
 10:40-10:55  Recycling in Greece – Katia Lazaridi, President of Hellenic Recycling Association
 10:55-11:30
 Coffee Break
 11:30-10:45  Regions 4 Recycling: Good practices towards a recycling society. Activities and way forward. – Maarten De Groof, OVAM
 11:45-12:00  Aspects of Organic Municipal Waste Management in Catalonia – Gisela Sommer, Agència de Residus de Catalunya
 12:00-12:15  Integrated management of bio-waste in Greece: The case study of Athens – Sofia Giannaki, Municipality of Athens
 12:15-12:30  Integrated programme for the enhancement of Recycling & Composting in the Attiki Region – Iro Zervaki, Regional Consultant of Attiki Region
 12:30-12:45  Advantages and disadvantages of "Pay-As-You-Throw-Systems" - determining factors for reasonable waste disposal charges – Wilhelm Himmel, Commissioner for Sustainability of the Province of Styria / Austria, Waste Management and Sustainability Division
 12:45-13:00

 PAYT systems as a tool for enhancing sustainable waste management – Philippos Kyrkitsos, President of Ecological Recycling Society

 13:00-13:15  Main direction and options of the amended Regional Planning for Waste Management of Crete – Eleni Kargaki, Representative from the Region of Crete

 

On 13-14 December, R4R project partners met to discuss key issues and progress made in the project. For more information, please contact the R4R Team: info@regions4recycling.eu

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