Resourcing the Future
This 6th Beacon Conference looks to a waste-free future: this is the aim behind the new EU Waste Policies and certainly the aspiration of ISWA – but how realistic is it? How can we in the waste management sector contribute now to Resourcing the Future.
Join our hosts, the City of Oslo, as experts and practitioners present best practice models from Europe and South America and frame the challenges of measuring recycling and developing secondary resource markets.
You can expect inspiring case studies from Copenhagen’s Zero Waste drive, Ikea’s sustainability plans and Gothenburg’s Re-use efforts, as well as a critical eye of the realities and limits of a circular economy.
Confirmed Key Note speakers are Julie Hill of the Waste And Resource Action Programme, UK; Arthur ten Wolde of De Groene Zaak, Holland; Markus Reuter of the Helmholz Institute, Germany as well as Björn Appelqvist, head of WGRWM, Denmark.
For the evening event, something really special is planned, with a trip up to the hills to a traditional country lodge at Frognerseteren, to enjoy dinner on the terrace over-looking the city. The chef, Walter Kieliger, promises classic Norwegian dishes with contemporary interpretation, a fabulous ambiance and late-night sunset.
- New Methods for Measuring Recycling
- Development of Markets for Recycled Materials and
- Global Impacts of EU Waste Policy such as the Ecodesign Directive and the Circular Economy
- Two study tours. See programme for details
- Evening excursion to country lodge overlooking Oslo at Frognerseteren
Waste Prevention, Recycling Markets, Ecodesign
Welcome message by ISWA WGRWM Chair Björn Appelqvist
From 15 - 17 June 2016, leading international experts from the waste and resource management sector will be gathering in the city of Oslo, Norway, for the ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Minimisation and Recycling.
The focus of this 6th edition of the ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Minimisation and Recycling will be on Waste Prevention and best practices within the EU, development of markets for recycled materials, new methods for measuring recycling, European waste policy, the Ecodesign directive and the circular economy. These topics will be discussed by a top-class panel of speakers.
A high-class social event hosted by the City of Oslo and exclusive site visits will round-up the event programme.
I am looking forward to meeting you in Oslo in Spring 2016!
low- and lower-middle income economies*
upper-middle and high income economies*
*according to World Bank list
**students must be younger than 30 and enlisted in a school, university or college at the time of the confrence. The conference dinner is NOT included in the student fee.
The ISWA Beacon Conferences on Waste Prevention and Recycling is a series of conferences organised by the ISWA Working Group on Waste Prevention and Recycling. The overall topic of this series of conferences is Waste Prevention, Recycling and Overarching Issues with a focus on hands-on solutions. Usually these issues are presented and discussed by a top-class panel of around 30 selected international speakers. In the past each of the conferences has been attended by around 150 waste experts from all over the world.
Previous ISWA Beacon Conferences on Waste Prevention and Recycling
Click the links below and view the presentations held at the various conferences.
1st ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling
2nd ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling
3rd ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling
Vienna, Austria, 31 May - 1 June 2012
4th ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling
Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 - 17 June 2014
5th ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling
Andreas Bartl (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
Hakon Jentoft (City of Oslo Renovasjonsetaten, Norway)
Jeff Cooper (Former ISWA President, United Kingdom)
Maarten Goorhuis (NVRD, The Netherlands)
Nancy Strand (Avfall Norge, Norway)
Julia Schönherr (ISWA General Secretariat, Austria)