fbpx

SIMILAR ARTICLES

GDP 2020 estimate – reduced for the third time in the official forecast. Remarks

The GDP 2020 estimate has been reduced for the third time in a row in the so-called Preliminary Autumn Forecast for the budget amendment published… Mai mult

Romania-US agreement for nuclear cooperation – endorsed by the European Commission

The intergovernmental agreement between the United States and Romania in the nuclear-civil cooperation field has received the European Commission’s approval, and Romania will start construction… Mai mult

Romanian Leu, koruna, zloty and forint in pandemic: a comparison in terms of stability and its effects

Romanian Leu was much more stable during the pandemic than the currencies of Central European countries with a similar exchange rate regime, the Czech Republic,… Mai mult

Black Sea natural gas: Exploitation in Neptune Deep perimeter could start by 2025 – estimation by Ministry of Economy

Offshore perimeters in the Black Sea The Ministry of Economy would be satisfied if the exploitation of natural gas in Neptun Deep perimeter in the… Mai mult

Covid effect on jobs in the EU: Romania among the least affected countries in Q2 – 2020

Romania was among the least affected EU member states in Q2 2020 in terms of temporary layoffs, reduced working hours or job losses, according to… Mai mult

Open registration: ONLINE CONFERENCE Deposit-return system in Romania, from concept to implementation, November 24

de Redacţia , 18.11.2020

Sursa foto: https://zerowasteeurope.eu

A system which can save Romania from the packages waste and, at the same time, can ensure fulfillment of obligations in the field towards the EU. On the contrary, we can expect harsh financial penalties starting January 1st. The Deposit- return system led to spectacular results in recycling, in many countries and Romanian authorities are preparing to launch the legislation.

At the online conference „Deposit-return system in Romania, from concept to implementation”, organized by CursDeGuvernare.ro officials from Romania and the Government of Scotland, as well as representatives of the retail industry, of the drinks industry, recyclers and EU organizations will debate important information and answers concerning legislation and procedures related to this system.

The debate will take place on November 24, between 11:00 and 13:30 (Romania’s time, GMT+2, CET+1) and will be LIVE  on CursDeGuvernare.ro and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CursDeGuvernare.ro/

The working languages of the event: Romanian and English. In order to have access to simultaneous translation you have to register and you will receive an e-mail with connection information. 

Partners: National Association for Refreshing Beverage (ANBR), Romanian Brewers Association (ABR)

Media partner: Avocatnet.ro 

EVENT AGENDA (Confirmed speakers):

Moderator: Andreea PAUL, PhD, Associate Professor, ASE, president of INACO, The Initiative for Competitivity

11.05 – 11.20 Mircea FECHET, Minister of Environment, Waters and Forests, Romania

  • The key legislative elements proposed in Romania in order to implement the SGR

11.20 – 11.30 Siegfried MUREȘAN, MEP, Vice-President of the EPP

  • European legislative context for the management of beverage packaging. What is and how is the plastic tax applied?

11.30 – 11.45 Don McGillivray, Deputy Director, Environmental Quality and Circular Economy, Scottish Government

  • Guarantee-Return System in Scotland – objectives and legislative framework

11.45 – 12.00 Saulius GALADAUSKAS, Chairman of the Board of USAD, Lithuania

  • DRSopportunities and challenges in Lithuania. How did Lithuania get from a collection rate of 34% to 92%?

12.00 – 12.10 Anna LARSSON, Director, Circular Economy Project Development Europe, Reloop Platform

  • Implementation of the principles of the circular economy through deposit-return systems for beverage packaging

12.10 – 12.20 Ermis PANAGIOTOPOULOS, Sustainability Director, European Federation of Bottled Waters

  • Efficient collection systems to achieve European objectives

12.20 -12.30 Constantin DAMOV, President, Romanian Coalition for the Circular Economy, Board Chairman, Green Group

  • The impact of beverage packaging collection systems in the recycling industry

12.30 – 12.40 Julia LEFFERMAN, General Manager, Romanian Brewers Association (ABR)

  • The role of the beverage industry in the design of packaging management systems in Romania

12.40 – 12.50 Alice NICHITA, President, National Association for Refreshing Beverage, Romania(ANBR)

  • Corporate social responsibility through the implementation of DRS

12.50 – 13.00 George BĂDESCU, Executive Director, Big Retailers Association in Romania

  • Organizing the packaging return pointsfor the consumers, within DRS

13.00- 13.10 Truls HAUG, Director UK and South East Europe, Tomra (confirmed)

  • Transparency, integrity and efficiency in the design, implementation and operation of deposit-return systems

13.10 – 13.30 Q&A / Conclusions

! In order to register, have access to simultaneous translation  and ask the speakers a question, please fill in this form:

You will be able also to interact through Facebook, but the questions sent via this form will have priority during the debate.

Argument:

In 2020, Romania has accelerated the process of analyzing the defining elements for a legislation that would provide a necessary framework for major changes in the way we manage the issue of beverage packaging waste. In less than two months, the legislation must be formalized and the paradoxical paradigm that characterizes it must emerge: “circular economy without recycling”.

The solution chosen by the authorities, which will soon be on the table, will have a major impact on several levels of consumption: the producer, the retailer and the final consumer will reposition themselves on the issue of packaging management, around a novelty that will improve the existing mechanism.

This is the deposit for each packaging, paid when buying the product – of an adequate value to stimulate the return of the container, but not to encourage fraud. Thus, a packaging recovery chain is born that will engage everyone: and the Romanian state must bring this chain to a functional level.

The solution to achieving the recycling targets by introducing a deposit-return system(DRS) is not new, and the states that have already implemented it have achieved spectacular results, an average recovery rate of over 80%, and in some countries and 98%.

Romania currently recycles about 13%, the rest of the municipal waste finds its way in nature or to landfills for which we already have open the infringement procedure at European level.

The conference organized by CursDeGuvernare.ro brings up this issue: not only from the perspective of the fines of 200,000 euros per day that Romania will have to pay, but, first of all, from the perspective of recovering the millions of packaging containers, lost, after consumption, into the nature; and the need for the actors involved to be aware that recycling is not a caprice, but a necessity, which should function logically, simply, and even conveniently.

Mergeți în homepage ›

Publicat la data de 18.11.2020

Lăsați un comentariu


NEWS

New Renault boss: “Dacia is a miracle. It's time for the brand to flourish"

Luca de Meo (foto), the new general manager (CEO) of Renault group, considers that Dacia project proved to be a miracle and that no one… Mai mult

Pentagon transforms Campia Turzii unit into a NATO air hub at the Black Sea

A former Soviet airbase in central Romania could become a hub for US Air Force operations in south-eastern Europe, where the Pentagon is seeking to… Mai mult

Nuclearelectrica shareholders approved to terminate negotiations with Chinese for building reactors 3 and 4 from Cernavoda

Nuclearelectrica's Board of Directors has been mandated to initiate proceedings to terminate negotiations with China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), as well as legal effects… Mai mult

Renault holds expansion of its plant in Romania, 15,000 jobs cancelled at global level

"Putting capacity growth projects planned in Morocco and Romania on hold" - is one of the measures included in the draft plan of Renault Group… Mai mult

Romania is a net importer of electricity in 2020 as well

Romania imported an amount of electricity of almost 796 GWh in the first month of this year, by more than 36% above what it exported… Mai mult

Shareholders of Galati steel plant promise investments of one billion euros

GFG Alliance has committed to invest one billion euros to upgrade Galati steel plant in order to reduce emissions and increase production. Another EUR 1… Mai mult

Transport Ministry announces it has sent to Brussels the financing request for Sibiu - Pitesti highway

The Transport Ministry, as the Intermediate Body in Transport, approved the financing request for the project "Construction of Sibiu - Pitesti highway", Sections 1, 4… Mai mult

Romania and Juncker Plan: EUR 720 million attracted, of which 35% by Transgaz for BRUA

(The map of investment financed through Juncker Plan, by GDP share. Darker colours mean higher shares) The operator of national natural gas pipelines, Transgaz (TGN)… Mai mult

Top 3 reasons why young people leave Romania

Lack of trust in authorities, corruption and low living standards are the main reasons why young people leave Romania. The data is part of a… Mai mult

IMM Invest Romania – program implementing rules have been published

The Ministry of Public Finance announces that it has issued the methodological norms for the implementation of the Program for supporting small and medium-sized enterprises… Mai mult

Pollution import and car park expansion: comparisons with the other EU states

Romania is the EU country with the fewest cars in terms of the number of inhabitants, according to data recently published by Eurostat. We appear… Mai mult

Government is trying to save budget deficit: reductions in public administration system, cancellation of bonus for harmful conditions, excise duty on soft drinks

The Government is preparing the public for the first measures aimed at avoiding the budget slippage, which would be applied by the PSD-ALDE government. News… Mai mult

Laura Codruta Kovesi remains alone in the race for European Chief Prosecutor

French Prosecutor Jean-Francois Bohnert will be appointed as head of the European Financial Prosecutor's Office, a position for which he was heard on Thursday, 11… Mai mult

Romania - EU country with highest risk of dying in a road accident, Bulgaria is quickly decreasing number of victims since it built motorways

Romania recorded the highest road deaths in the EU also last year, with 96 deaths per one million inhabitants in 2018, almost double the EU… Mai mult

Latest developments in progress at Health Ministry: Differentiated wages based on performance, competitions organised at a regional level not by hospitals

Sorina Pintea announced on Thursday further new changes that will be brought to the functioning of the health care system, including new rules for employment… Mai mult

ANAF changes selection procedure for liquidators. Main changes

The new order on approval and selection procedures for insolvency practitioners is an important step to a very good direction, industry experts say. ANAF is… Mai mult