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On 14-15 November 2017, the URBANREC project held the biannual consortium meeting in Espinho, Portugal. The two-day meeting included a guided visit of the polyurethane foam production factory of the Portuguese project partner Eurospuma.

The meeting was an occasion for the different partners to meet and discuss the work conducted during the past six months of the project. The industrial partners have presented their advances in the recovery of different bulky waste materials and in fine-tuning the technologies for their treatment. The Flemish partners IMOG and ACR+ member OVAM have been working with social organisations to enhance reuse of bulky waste and also on analysing the social and economic implications of reuse with the view to expand these activities to further Flemish municipalities. ACR+, which is in charge of a working group on Legal issues, has presented the results of the survey on reuse of bulky waste conducted in the summer.

The next meeting of project partners will take place during the week of 19-23 February in 2018 in Belgium. A number of activities will take place during this week, including networking sessions and a technical workshop open to the wider public. Keep yourself updated about the project by visiting the website and by subscribing to the project newsletter (the third one will be released soon!).


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