By organizing the Conference in Alexandroupoli, A’ Degree Local administration aims to signal a New Era of public discourse on a matter concerning us all. Expert scientists and technocratic executives with experience in recycling and waste management will analyse all aspects of the issue (environmental, financial, population-related etc.). Successful examples of waste management in European cities will be presented while all participants in the Conference will have the chance to address their questions to the speakers.
A New Beginning and Solutions through Open Scientific Dialogue
The Central Union of Municipalities and Communities of Greece believes that in order to find definitive, effective and sustainable solutions to solid waste management issues, there must be substantial discussion, in-depth analysis and sufficient knowledge on all aspects of the issue. Thus, documented answers can be given to the important questions concerning the entire Local Administration.
The main issues to be discussed in the conference are the following:
- How do our country’s demographical and geographical peculiarities affect the selection of the most suitable solid waste management systems and technologies?
- What can we learn from the country’s successes and failures in waste management so far?
- What restrictions and limitations affect the sustainability of source separation recycling programmes?
- Possibilities and impossibilities regarding organic waste recycling programmes and decentralised composting facilities.
- Sustainability scales for the various management models.
- Which technologies are financially sustainable and under which conditions?
- European experiences regarding the above issues and how they could be used as a guideline in the case of Greece.
The Conference aims to outline the fundamental answers to the above questions through innovative, interactive practices opening up new horizons in theme conference organisation.
Contemporary techniques will be used to interactively engage the audience while on-line polling will be conducted with respect to the issues under discussion. The results will be announced and discussed with the participants and certainly provide food for thought for the Conference’s conclusions.