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April 16

Re-Imagine Waste International Conference

ISALUD Auditorium Hall
Venezuela 847, Buenos Aires City, Argentina

Key speakers from ISWA International and the LAC region will cover topical issues, including:

  • The role of chemical recycling in plastics recycling
  • Solid Waste Management Financing
  • Social Innovation for Sustainability
  • The role of Intermunicipal Consortia
  • The importance of environmental
    education and waste management
  • Plastic Credits Market
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Circular Economy
9:30 – 10:00 Opening ceremony:
● Lucía Barcia, President of ARS.
● Marcelo Rosso, ISWA LAC Representative
● Carlos Silva, ISWA President.
● Representative of the Ministry of Public Space and Urban Hygiene (to be confirmed).
● Dr. Ana Vidal de Lamas, Undersecretary of Environment, Secretariat of Tourism, Sports and Environment.
10:00 – 10:30 Carlos Silva, ISWA President – “Presentation of the Global Waste Management Outlook 2024 (GWMO 2024) / Status of negotiations related to the future INC (International Legally Binding Instrument on Plastic Pollution) Convention”.
10:30- 11:00 Ana Loureiro, ISWA Board Member, ISWA Portugal National Member – “Social Innovation for Sustainability”.
11:00 – 11:30 Arne Ragossnig, Vice President ISWA, National Member ISWA Austria – “The role of chemical recycling in plastics recycling”.
11:30 – 12:30 Panel on Financing Waste Management (TBC)
● Björn Appelqvist, Chairman of the ISWA Scientific Technical Committee.
● Atilio Savino, Vice President ARS
● Marcelo Iezzi
12:30 – 12:50 Daniel Scioli, Secretary of Tourism, Environment and Sports, Ministry of Interior of Argentina – “The importance of environmental education and waste management”.
12:50 – 13:00 Launching of ISWA 2025 World Congress
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break
15:00 – 15:45 Alejandro Sarubbi, Techint, “Experiences in Circular Economy”.
15:45 – 16:30 Panel on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Rodrigo Leiva, Head of ISWA Legal Affairs Working Group “EPR in the Latin American context and perspectives of evolution”.
Horacio Martino, President of CEMPRE Argentina
16:30 – 16:50 Francisco Galván, President of DS Latin America, National Member of ISWA Mexico, “The role of Intermunicipal Consortia”.
16:50 – 17:10 Constanza Mías, President of the Corporación Intercomunal para la Gestión Sustentable de los Residuos Sólidos Urbanos del Área Metropolitana de Córdoba (CORMECOR), “Circular Economy in the textile industry”.
17:10 – 17:30 Agustina Vazquez Acuña, Coordinator of the Plastic Bank Foundation – “Current Situation on the Plastic Bond Market”.
17:30 – 17:50 Lourdes Carbajal, CEGRU National Member of ISWA Uruguay, “The Entrepreneurial Talent Network (RET) in Uruguay”.
17:50 – 18:00 Q&A
Closing ceremony


April 16
Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina