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FEAD’s conference on PFAS in the waste sector to analyse the impact of a potential ban


08 Nov 2023 16:30 to 18:30


Sala Ravezzi 1, ECOMONDO


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Event Description

FEAD, the European Waste Management Association, would like to cordially invite you to our in-person conference, in Rimini, Italy, on November 8, focused on:

PFAS in the waste sector

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) presented a report on the presence of PFAS in waste streams in April. This report states that the chemical should be massively restricted, even though it is already largely regulated. This restriction could have a major impact on the waste sector. In order to give Member States a clearer view of the situation, FEAD is performing, in collaboration with the University of Padova, a systematic critical review of the scientific literature to collect PFAS concentration ranges in waste items categorized within the relevant four waste categories: plastic waste; paper and cardboard waste; textile and leather waste; and metal waste. The conference on Wednesday the 8, will provide the results of the first part of this study.

The event will start with two 20-minute presentations: one of the report by ECHA and the second one the results of the Critical review. panel discussion will follow, featuring high-level experts in different area of this field. A Q&A with the public will close the event.

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Important information:

Location: Sala Ravezzi 1, ECOMONDO, Rimini, Italy

Time: 16h30-18h30

Language: English


16:30 – 16:40: Introduction and welcome by President of FEAD, Claudia MENSI
16:40 – 17:00: Presentation of the PFAS restriction proposal
17:00 – 17:20: Presentation on “A systematic critical review concerning the presence of PFAS in
wastes and related implications on the current and proposed European regulatory framwork”; Prof.
Alberto PIVATO, Assistant Professor, University of Padova
17.20 – 17.30: Questions & Answers
17:30 – 18:15: Panel Discussion on “The impact in the waste management sector of a potential PFAS

18:15 – 18:30: Reactions and closing remark