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Date: 2019 November 21st
Bratislava, Hotel Saffron, Radlinského 27 
Duration: from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Congress languages: Slovak, English (simultaneous interpreting provided)
Discussion forum: 4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. (free entry)
Topic of discussion: Material vs. energy recovery of waste

Program of WMD Congress 2019

Programme organizing committee: Ľubomír Augustín, Petra Csefalvayová, Ľubomír Ďuračka, Peter Gallovič, Ivana Maleš, Peter Šimurka, Vladimír Žúbor
Under the auspices of The Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic.
from  8.15 Registration
9.00 Official opening of the 15th Waste Management Day Congress
Moderator: Peter Zemaník 

Session I

  European and national waste management policies  

  9.15 - 9.35

Waste Management of the Slovak Republic
Peter Šimurka / Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic (SK)

Information on the current status and plans of the Ministry of the Environment relating to the waste management in the Slovak Republic.

  9.35 - 9.55


Deposit systems for beverage containers – European overview
Anna Larsson /
Reloop, Circular Economy Project Development Europe (EU)
Specialist in sustainable waste handling will compare the European deposit systems with the Slovak deposit law. 

  9.55 - 10.15

Waste treatment prior to landfilling - legal context?
Annamária Tóthová /
Eversheds Sutherland (SK)
Obligation to mechanically and biologically treat waste prior to landfill pursuant to European legislation and the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU.

10.15 - 10.30 Questions & answers
10.30 - 10.50 Coffee break

Session II

  Circular economy

 10.50 - 11.10

Why not be afraid of collecting kitchen bio waste in cities? Marco Ricci / Altereko sas  (IT)
The right tools and collection scheme for kitchen BROs encourage cities to achieve their sorting goals. As a result as much as 80% of the municipal waste is sorted .

 11.10 - 11.30

Intelligent solutions for composting bio waste from kitchens
and garden
Bernhard Gamerith / Compost Systems GmbH (AT)

How to design, build and operate a composting plant to produce high quality compost. Composting plant with capacity of 4000 tons operated by 1 person - standard. 

 11.30 - 11.45

Potential for reuse of construction waste and demolition in cement production
Juraj Číž / ecorec Slovensko s.r.o.  (SK)

Cement works in the production of cement consume considerable natural raw materials - limestone. Thanks to the mineralogical composition of selected types of construction waste, it is possible to effectively replace the need for natural raw materials. 

 11.45 - 12.05

Packaging Recyclability - Circular Packaging Design Guidline
Ernst Knottendorfer / FN Campus Wien (AT)
FH Campus Wien and Circular Analytics have developed a handbook for manufacturers that precisely defines the standards and sustainability of packaging design. In Austria and some other European countries this guidance should become the basis for the recyclability assessment.


Questions & answers

12.30 - 13.05

 Waste Management Award Ceremony Golden Ant 2019
(14th year)

13.05 - 14.00

Lunch break

Session III

  Technical solutions of waste management

 14.00 - 14.20

Intensification of the waste management in municipality of Trnavá Hora 
Pavel Kravec /
Obec Trnavá Hora (SK)
A long, complicated but successful way to increase sorting and reduce the volume of mixed waste.

 14.20 - 14.40

ELWIS - Electronic waste records in municipal and private sector
Marián Kobolka /
JRK Slovensko, s.r.o. (SK)
Waste management optimization as a basis for achieving the set objectives. How to increase the sorting rate of individual types of waste? How to eliminate anonymity of waste and introduce fair waste fees in the municipality? Benefits of landfill reduction. Optimization of collection infrastructure easily and transparently.

 14.40 - 15.00

Waste management in the Czech Republic
Jaromír Manhart / Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (CZ)

Information on the current status and plans of the Ministry of the Environment relating to the waste management in the Czech Republic.

 15.00 - 15.20

What does the concept of refundable deposits for disposable beverage containers introduce from the PROs point of view?
Alexandra Grgulová / NATUR-PACK, a.s. (SK)
Filip Hloušek / Deloitte Legal, s.r.o. (CZ)

The circular economy forces us to think in systems. The whole system of municipal waste handling needs to function, otherwise even a positive objective can result in negative environmental impacts. 

 15.20 - 15.40

WM SR - from the perspective of the The Association of Entrepreneurs in Waste Management
Dušan Magula / The Association of Entrepreneurs in Waste Management (SK)
The new APOH President will assess the current status of waste management presenting view of companies involved in waste management - positives, pitfalls and solutions for the future.

15.40 - 16.00

Questions & Answers

    WMD +

  TIP: Moderated evening discussion with invited guests
16:00 - 18.00 Material vs. energy recovery of waste
Join the discussion with invited guests! The admission is free

We are looking forward to your participation! 




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