“At the Assises of Nantes on October 2 and 3, the new orientations of waste policies will be confirmed!” Jean-Paul Cazalets, president of the association of the Assises Nationales des Déchets, analyses with precision the expected impact of the event in Nantes. Stock will be taken in particular of the concrete progress of problems around prevention, between the environmental conference and the announcement of the new national prevention plan. Also in the spotlights: an overview of territorial steering of waste policies, which isn’t always easy, and an investigation of the stakes linked with statistics..
A few days away from the next environmental conference and a few weeks away from the 12th edition of the Assises des Déchets, a new issue of Actu’ Assises highlights the positions of non-profit organizations (FNE), governments (the French and the Dutch Ministries of Environment) and territorial collectivities (AMF) concerning waste prevention and management: thus, avoidance, recycling or even circular economy will undoubtedly be at the heart of the debates at the next edition of the Assises.
The Assises des Déchets in Nantes of October 2 and 3 will explore the burning “waste planet” issue. Debates will in particular be concentrated on the priority given to prevention, inducing its consequences on the economy of waste management and treatment systems, and testimony will be given both from a local point of view by Michèle Gressus, vice-president of Nantes Métropole, and by Roberto Cavallo, president of an Italian co-op. Enlightened by international examples, industrial waste will equally be at the heart of the debate, reflected by the Copidec in Wallonia, but also by the capacity of activity development generated by their treatment, as illustrated by the dismantlement of nuclear facilities.
An energized plenary opening session to assess two years spent in the universe of waste, a henceforward expanded leadership of the debates, and a reinforced participation of international attendees... The meeting of the “Assises des Déchets” in Nantes on October 2 and 3 is promising. As evidenced by the contributions proposed in this 4th newsletter, be it the presence of the Austrian minister of environment, of the federation of the Friends of the Earth Europe or the enlightenment of the proximity/industrialization debate in matters of recycling by the leader of this workshop.
The Assises again, this year, are going to focus on the waste universe, and all current issues will be addressed with no taboo. The four workshops of October 2nd and 3rd that are put forward in this 3rd newsletter are a demonstration thereof. These issues include the challenges of recycling channel industrialisation, hindrances to return of organic waste to the soil, the recycling of waste produced by building sites or the emphasis to be put on energy recovery...
On 2nd and 3rd October 2013 the 12th Assises des Déchets, the national conference on waste management, will be held at the Nantes congress centre. The conference will address a number of issues including prevention and waste planning as well as waste statistics, the design basis for processing facilities, local recycling, organic waste recovery, waste-to-energy solutions, construction waste, new technologies and the dismantling of nuclear facilities. Information will be regularly provided via the Actu’Assises newsletter, the website www.assises-dechets.org and the “assises des déchets Nantes” Facebook page
The meeting is fast approaching ... if you have not registered yet, do not forget to do so soon! You will find in any case, in Actu’ Assises of August 2011, the reminder of the programme of the 11th Assises, all necessary documents to register, and the lighting of three of our loyal partners.
In 2007, the «Assises des Déchets» took a European dimension which appeared to be a logical continuation of previous editions. Indeed, at the moment, a large part of advances in waste management have internationals actions has origins, particularly what regards the community strategy and the different european irectives. Waste management in Europe can greatly benefit from the sharing of experiences among the states members. Some European environment ministers have agreed to give their points of view.
« The 11th Assises des Déchets will debate on waste management current issues to find concrete solutions to this important social issues. You will find a detailed programme , plenary sessions and technical workshops on our website, www.assises-dechets.org : take the opportunity to sign up! For now, this newsletter suggests a zoom on each of the four plenary sessions that will ponctuate the conference: session leaders of the debates are providing details on the highlights of the next Assises.»