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30.01.2014 10:39 Age: 6 yrs

LOWaste Project International Meeting

Interested in developing local markets for reused and recycled products and knowing more about the social economy? Registration for the LOWaste International Meeting is now open

On 6.3.2014, RREUSE will host an international conference within the framework of the European LOWaste Project, of which it is a partner.

The primary objective of the LOWaste project is to decrease the local production of waste through the development of markets for reused and recycled products. The project aims to act both on the supply side, by creating the conditions necessary to intercept and exploit the products and materials that can be reused or recycled and put back on the market, and on the demand side, supporting Green Public Procurement and promoting green and social purchase decisions at citizen and enterprise level.

In Brussels we would like to disclose the findings of the project as well as discuss the barriers and success factors  to the uptake of second hand goods and recycled products as well as include the role of the social economy in this field. The conference will also explore the key impacts of European policies relating to waste, product and employment on these activities, including the revised Public Procurement Directive as well as the ongoing revision to the EU Waste Laws.

Amongst the invited speakers we are delighted to confirm the presence of Marc Tarabella MEP, rapporteur of the revised EU Public Procurement Directive , who will explain how the new Directive will provide support for the Social Economy.

The event will bring together local, national and European decision makers, consumers, social and traditional enterprises, network of cities and regions as well as environmental NGOs to discuss the issues raised.

Registration and Draft Programme

Click here for the Programme

Please Register here by February 20th. Any queries please contact: 0032 (0)28944614 or