What is the future of waste management? Will we drown in a waste tsunami?

What is certain is that the future of waste management will be shaped by many factors, including technological changes, changes in consumer culture, regulatory provisions and increased environmental awareness.

A waste-free economy is not only a vision of the future, but above all an environmental protection concept based on innovative ecological and economic solutions. This philosophy is closely related to the idea of ​​a circular economy. Its implementation requires transformation of the entire production process and expansion of the waste management system based on comprehensive education. It is necessary to take action in many areas, such as reducing the amount of waste generated, promoting conscious consumption and increasing the recovery and recycling of raw materials.

Required recycling rates are already increasing. Selected single-use plastic products are disappearing from the European market. According to the plan, recyclate will be obligatorily used in some packaging. All thanks to European regulations. This new circular economy architecture is still missing one important component, which is Extended Producer Responsibility.

How not to drown in the maze of new legal regulations prepared by Polish and EU specialists was discussed in the panel “Waste tsunami, how not to drown in packaging” , which took place on October 12 during the European Forum for New Ideas ( EFNI ). The panel included:

Anna Grom , president of the management board, Interzero Polska and Interzero Circular Solutions Europe
Dr. Katarzyna Baranska , head of the decarbonization team, partner at Osborne Clarke
Joanna Leoniewska-Gogola, MBA , deputy director for sustainable development and economics, Deloitte
Piotr Romańczuk , director of environmental protection, Maspex Group
Robert Szyman , general director, Polish Association of Plastics Processors

The European Forum for New Ideas is one of the largest conferences devoted to global trends, new ideas and the future of Europe. As Interzero, we try to constantly discuss with business representatives the challenges in the changing world and jointly shape the future that depends on us.

We would like to thank the organizers for the invitation and the panelists for the inspiring discussion. See you at EFNI 2023!

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