1st European Conference on Deposit Systems. Lithuania, Norway – November 2018

 
 
26 de noviembre de 2018

     

 
 

Andoni Uriarte y Eusebio Martínez de la Casa participaron en esta importante reunión internacional, que fue inaugurada por el Ministro de Medio Ambiente de Lituania, Kestutis Navickas y el Embajador de Noruega en Lituania, Karsten Klepsvik.

La sesión fue moderada por Anna Larsson de Reloop Platform.

Andoni Uriarte y Eusebio Martínez de la Casa departieron con el Embajador sobre las oportunidades de la economía circular para Europa.

Andoni Uriarte participó en la rueda de prensa, en la que los medios lituanos se interesaron por la situación del reciclaje en España.

Andoni Uriarte pronunció una ponencia que fue muy valorada por los participantes del encuentro: Efficient Collection System as a Precondition for High Quality Recycling.

Al día siguiente realizamos un tour para conocer el funcionamiento del Sistema de Depósito, Devolución y Retorno lituano que se puso en marcha en 2016 y que está obteniendo unos resultados notables, conducido por el Director General del operador del sistema (USAD), Gintaras Varnas. Visitamos un supermercado, una estación de devolución en el aparcamiento de un centro comercial y la planta donde se cuentan y clasifican los envases de bebidas de vidrio, metal y plástico. Nos llamó la atención el rigor en los procesos y la excelente calidad del material recuperado, que garantiza el cierre del circuito del envase, asegurando un modelo circular “bottle2bottle”.

 

 

1st European Conference on Deposit Systems

Vilnius 20th November 2018

 

Efficient Collection System as a Precondition for High Quality Recycling

Author: Andoni Uriarte (Technical Director of RECIRCULA)

 

ABSTRACT

 

Europe faces the urgent challenge of abandoning the current linear model of production and consumption (extract, produce, consume and dispose of) to implement a circular economy model in which the life of the products is extended, and in the end that its useful life, the materials return to become raw material.

The EU has endowed itself with the Circular Economy Package to implement this model change, and has approved a package of Directives, including the Waste Framework Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, in order to pass from linear to circular, from waste to resources.

One of the pillars on which this strategy rests is the Recycling of products, giving them a new life with similar added value than the original and avoiding the manufacture of new products, thus closing the circle and supporting another fundamental concept in the Waste Hierarchy: Prevention.

An aspect always very associated with recycling, is the collection method used to select the different waste. We will use PET beverage containers to explain that the way in which they are recovered is critical to define their index of circularity and their subsequent recyclability. The Single use Plastic Directive Proposal of the European Commission sets the objective of recovering 90% of the plastic bottles in 2025, and for this recommends two methods to achieve it: a separate collection system, or a Deposit Retrun Scheeme. Only with a monomaterial collection of the plastic bottles will be possible to achive a “bottle2bottle model”.

 

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. LITHUANIA, NORWAY – AGENDA

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. LITHUANIA, NORWAY – INVITATION

 

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. PRESENTATION OF RECIRCULA Andoni Uriarte

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. PRESENTATION OF BELARUS Anatol Shagun

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. PRESENTATION OF Stella Sluciakova IEP

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. PRESENTATION OF MATTONI

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. PRESENTATION OF LITHUANIAN MINISTER

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. PRESENTATION OF INFINITUM

1ST EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON DEPOSIT SYSTEMS. PRESENTATION OF USAD