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FEAD’s Biennial Conference at IFAT, Munich 2022


02 Jun 2022 10:00 to 12:00


  Munich / Online


Climate & Environment

Event Description

Biennial Conference

FEAD will be proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary during its Biennial Conference in a hybrid event dedicated to our holistic approach to waste management, from circular economy to climate change. The conference will take place on the 2nd of June 2022, from 10.00 – 12.00. After the conference we will host a reception to celebrate FEAD’s 40th anniversary.



  • Introduction & welcome by Peter Kurth, FEAD President
  • Keynote speech by Mr. Nikolay Sidjimov (Vice Minister in charge of waste management, Ministry of Environment and Water, Bulgaria)
  • FEAD past president

Block 1 – Markets, markets and markets: key conditions for success

How mandatory recycled content changes the game by creating a strong demand that will trigger investments. How can we ensure high-quality recyclates and strong and suitable monitoring and calculation methods. As secondary issues: waste shipments to irrigate the circular economy, Taxonomy.

Panellists from FEAD, industry and the EU Commission.

Block 2 – Innovation, green and digital economy go hand in hand in the waste management sector

  • Presentation of 3 innovation projects by FEAD members + a short debate.

Why is waste management becoming a technology-based activity? What does it mean in terms of R&D, investments, economic and legal security? To which extent do innovation and digitalisation contribute to a performant waste management and the achievement of the EU Green Deal? Are there limitations?

Panellists from FEAD.

Block 3 – Waste management: a champion for avoided CO2 in the economy

This study, commissioned by FEAD and others shows a significant potential for reducing the CO2 emissions thanks to waste management by 2035. What would be the conditions/limitations to reach this potential?

Panellists from Prognos, ITAD, Plastics Recyclers Europe, FEAD and EU Commission.


  • Concluding remarks by Peter Kurth, FEAD President and Claudia Mensi, FEAD vice-President and incoming President.

Moderation: Valérie Plainemaison, FEAD General Secretary.

Would you like to participate?

You can register for the conference until the 24th of May 2022.

If you intend to participate to our conference in person you will also need to register for IFAT, and we will send you a voucher number separately. You will need to present this ticket to gain entry into IFAT.

Register in-person

Important: You need to redeem the voucher before you visit IFAT using this link:! You will then get an e-mail with your Mobile and Print@home Ticket. Each voucher number/ ticket is only valid for one day.

If you would like to participate to our conference online, please use the “Register online” button below.

Register online


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