The European Researchers' Night puts in the spotlight the new EU directives on circular economy

European Researchers' Night 2018
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Circular economy
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This event will focus on examining the principles of circular economy, including eco-design, modularity and versatility, renewable energy, ecosystemic approach, and recycling. The debate will also tackle the waste hierarchy to be applied in the prevention and management of waste, such as:

  • Prevention
  • Preparation for re-use
  • Recycling
  • Other types of recovery, including energy recovery
  • Disposal

Antonello Pezzini, member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), will address the audience at the University of Bari (Italy) with a speech on the new EU Circular economy directives. The general rules informing the directives will be debated, focusing on the full use of materials and waste, increasing sustainable public tenders, promoting the use of by-products, and applying end-of-waste criteria.