The International Conference on Economic Instruments and waste prevention will take place on the 22nd of November 2011 in Brussels.

The conference “Economic instruments and waste prevention” is organized by Brussels Environment and the Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource management (ACR+) with the support of Fost Plus. This meeting is organized on the occasion of the European Week for Waste Reduction (19-27 Nov. 2011). It will provide the opportunity to evaluate the situation on economic instruments implemented across Europe and their impact on waste prevention at the source. Key instruments such as « pay as you throw », eco-taxes, deposit schemes, buying cards or even the producers’ extended responsibility will be discussed.

  • Date: On Tuesday 22nd of November 2011, from 8h30 to 17h
  • Place: Auditoire International, Boulevard Roi Albert II, 5, 1210 Brussels
  • Languages: Simultaneous interpreting: French/Dutch/English
  • Draft program:
    Session I:
    General perspectives
    Introduction to the debate (European and Belgian level)
    Presentation of the results of a study on economic instruments and waste prevention     

    Session II: What is the impact on prevention of economic instruments applied to products?
    Eco-taxes on packaging
    Plastic bags actions (taxes and others)
    Complimentary monetary systems
    Security systems or deposit scheme

    Session III: What is the impact of EPR type instruments on prevention?

    Session IV:
    What is the impact of variable fee on prevention?

    Final debate: What can we do in a city/ a region?
  • Registration: The conference is free but registration is compulsory.
    Online registration (from September 2011):   

Organised by:

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 With the support of:


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