NATIONAL MML: #WasteToProducts

Timezone: GMT-12:00

Description: Is it possible to develop environmental and economical sustainable bio-based products from waste in Portugal? What are the potentialities? What are the barriers? The BIOVOICES Project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, and the Biobridges Project, funded by the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking, will try to answer these questions, give inspiring examples and ask the audience for potential success stories during the National Workshop #WasteToProducts, hosted by Wastes2019. Agenda 09:30-10:00 – Registrations/ Welcome coffee 10:00-10:15 – Introduction of Lipor and BIOVOICES & Biobridges EU projects: scope and activities 10:15-11:15 – What products are we already producing from (municipal) waste? The experience of LIPOR, entity responsible for the waste management of 8 municipalities (Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde) and their organic farming fertiliser NUTRIMAIS. How to better target farmers as end-users of these products? Q&A moderated by LOBA, coordinator of Biobridges and partner of BIOVOICES 11:15-11:30 – Cofee Break 11:30-12:30 – What actors need to collaborate to create local circular value chains from municipal waste? Q&A moderated by LOBA, coordinator of Biobridges and partner of BIOVOICES

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Consumers’ awareness and information, trust building

Supporting strategies, regulatory frameworks legislation and standards at EU and national levels


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