Workshop on Good practices and lessons learnt on waste prevention

The Parliament of Navarra adopted last June a Law on Waste and its Taxation (attached) with the aim to develop prevention measures to produce less waste, to implement high-quality separate waste collection, particularly with regard to organic matter and establishing a new taxation system, that penalises waste sent to landfill and creates a waste fund. The money collected by the fund will be used to fund circular economy projects. In this workshop the law from Navarra will be presented together with good practices of waste prevention from Portugal, Germany and the region of Brussels. The event will finish by a wrap up of good practices that could be exported to other regions.


  • 10h-10h20: The new (2018) Act on waste and its taxation of Navarra and first good results from the implementation of the Law, Isabel Elizalde, Regional Minister for the Environment of the Government of Navarra
  • 10h20 – 10h40: Biowaste Prevention: Good Practices developed with the community and for the community, Susana Freitas, LIPOR in Portugal
  • 10h40 – 11h00: Three good examples in the area of waste prevention, Dr Henning Wilts, Wuppertal Institute in Germany
  • 11h00 – 11h20: Brussels actions in the domain of enhancing a zero-waste behaviour within the population, Céline Schaar, Bruxelles Environment
  • 11h20 -11h40: Good practices that could be exported to/replicated in other regions, Poalo Marengo, ACR+
  • 11h40 – 12h00: Discussion



Delegation of the Government of Navarra

Organisation type:

Local or regional authority,


Brussels, Belgium

Event type:

Awareness-raising activity, Peer-to-peer reviews and best practices sharing event,


16/05/2019 - 16/05/2019


Circular economy, Governance, Green finance, Waste, Implementation of legislation,

Target audience:

Research community/Academia, Local or regional authorities, NGOs, Business sector, Press/Media,

Contact details:

Beatriz Irala
Phone: +32 (0)2 721 60 77