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Improved Waste Management – an Integral Part on the Transition to a Circular Economy

29. november. 2016 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

The conference is focused on European and national waste management legislation, its implementation, innovation and good practice cases in the light of circular economy.

It will start discussion between stakeholders involved and create new business opportunities in the region of V4 countries.

Please note that the conference will be carried out in English only.


8,30-9,00 Registration
9,00-9,30 Opening and introduction
Inga Magistad, ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Session I: Experiences from Norway
9,30-9,50 Waste management in Norway – policies, legislation and internationalization

Christoffer Back Vestli, Norwegian agency for environment

9,50-10,00 Questions & Answers
10,00-10,20 Development of waste management in Norway towards a Circular economy

Henrik Lystad, Norwegian association of waste management

10,20-10,30 Questions & Answers
10,30-10,50 Norwegian practices in waste management – moving towards the Circular Economy 2030 targets

Thor Sverre Minnesjord, CEO, Green Business Norway

10,50-11,00 Questions & Answers
11,00-11,10 TOMRA Systems ASA,

Antec, Inc.

11,10-11,30 Coffee break
Session II: EU and regional approach
11,30-11,50 Waste package legislation as one of pillars of action plan for transition from linear to circular economy

Marián Strýček, Waste Management Department, MoE SR, Co-chair of the WPE Waste Package

11,50-12,00 Questions & Answers
12,00-12,20 Closing the loop in Slovakia

Mária Fischerová, Institut for Environmental Policy, MoE SR

12,20-12,30 Questions & Answers
12,30-12,50 Circular economy and waste management in Czech Republic

Jan Maršák, Waste Department, Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic

12,50-13,00 Questions & Answers
13,00–14,00 Lunch

Session III: EU and regional approach, cont.

14,00-14,20 Circular economy in the scope of waste management in Poland

Łukasz Turowski, Department of Waste Management, Ministry of the Environment of Poland

14,20-14,30 Questions & Answers
14,30-14,50 Máté Kriza, Foundation for circular economy, Hungary


14,50-15,00 Questions & Answers
15,00-15,20 Key Steps to Successful implementation of the circular economy in Czech republic: How we perceive it

Soňa Jonášová, Institute for circular economy, Czech Republic

15,20-15,30 Questions & Answers
15,30-15,45 Coffee break

Session IV: Business opportunities and challenges

15,45-16,05 The new Slovak Waste Act – EPR as cornerstone of the circular economy

Hana Nováková, Director-General, ENVI-PAK, a.s., member of international association EXPRA a PRO-EUROPE

16,05-16,15 Questions & Answers
16,15-16,35 The Act on Waste – its application and waste management challenges in Slovakia

Peter Krasnec, President of A.P.O.H. (Association of entrepreneurs in waste management)

16,35-16,45 Questions & Answers
16,45-17,05 Circular economy and producers of packaged goods Miroslav Jurkovič, Executive director, SLICPEN (Slovak industrial coalition on packaging and the environment)
17,05-17,15 Questions & Answers
17,15-18,00 Conclusions and closing

Reception hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy



29. november. 2016
8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Miesto udalosti

Apollo hotel, Bratislava


Ministerstvo životného prostredia SR
Royal Norwegian Embassy