Cutting waste through cutting edge technologies
The partnership agreement between Bulgaria and the EU provides for a maximum grant of 7.6 billion euros by the year 2020. One of the four pillars of the agreement is related to the transport and environmental infrastructures and consequently on waste management. With the implementation of the EU Waste Framework Directive, Bulgaria's waste management sector is confronted with pressing challenges. The country needs more than 500 million euros to achieve the EU waste and recycling targets. Businesses and municipalities will increase their investment activities with respect to closure and reclamation of landfill sites, construction of new modern infrastructure.
‘Save the Planet’ is one of the prominent events in South-East Europe and will bring to Bulgaria advanced technologies and know-how in the waste management sector presented by companies from Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland. Running from 11 till 13 March in Sofia, it will speed the sustainable development of the Region.
Austria is a long-term partner of “Save the Planet”. For 6th year in a row, an Austrian Pavilion will be realized, including companies like KWS Krickl Waagen Systems, AUWA, IFE Aufbereitungstechnik, Komptech, EREMA and Starlinger & Co. Visitors will familiarize themselves with plastic recycling systems, mechanical biological treatment of solid waste, biomass processing, machines for processing bulky materials, weighing equipment and load identification.
Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, Helector, Herbold, Hybag Automationen AG, Steinert Elektromagnetbau GmbH, IGW SRL, etc. are also among the exhibitors.
The European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP) will dedicate a special session of the parallel conference to circle economy. The main topics will be subsidies and stimuli in the EU, plastic recycling, electric and electronic equipment, landfill gas – an opportunity for sustainable landfill.
From the presentations of experts from the European Demolition Association (EDA) we will learn the latest solutions used in buildings demolition and the recycling of construction waste (C & DW).
Ton Emans of Plastics Recyclers Europe (EuPR) will present an overview of the treatment methods and new applications of plastic.