Forum content manager and moderator,
Managing partner at UAB Ekokonsultacijos
In the context of survival it must be noted that the future of circular economy and the future of waste management system in Lithuania will be leaded and created by champions of sustainability in business, media and community. A centralized and directed system, based on control and superfluous requirements may help to instill obedience or fear of a peasant, maybe even lead to a mutiny or collapse in the world of businesses. Such a system cannot create a sustainable future, based on transparency, optimism, trust, cooperation and partnership.
Prof.dr. Žaneta Stasiškienė
Head of Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology
A city is like a living organism. It cannot function properly unless some parts of it are not healthy. A sustainable city is a city, healthy in all senses, including its people, infrastructure, strategy and spirit. A sustainable city must become something, which is prized by everyone living in it.
Attorney at law, partner with iLaw
One would have a hard time telling what is the exact number of amendments and improvements, the legal framework of waste management saw over the years. What started back in 1998 as a short and understandable legal act has now evolved into complex legal document, subject to a range of different interpretations. The last amendments came into effect in July, 2017 and specified regulation for some kinds of waste down to the finest detail and even outlined the principles of waste management in those areas. Businesses say that they nearly need a full time employee to interpret the legal acts dealing with the principle of responsibility of producers. If that was not enough interpretation of some definitions has been going for more than half a year, which is exactly what’s happened with the definition of packaging for own needs.
Don’t you get the impression that we are sometimes creating the rules without any point? Aren’t we producing more waste just to be able to manage it later. Isn’t what we are doing a testament to the age-old adage – the better is often the enemy of the good.
Project Manager of UAB Ekokonsultacijos
Recycling of waste is a matter of recycling companies in Lithuania. Sad but true.
MB Feras vadovas
… your opinion and beliefs are not as important as facts and data
Waste management expert
What is behind the figures of industrial waste? Are Lithuanian sectors of construction, wood, food and agricultural ready to face the challenges of the Circular economy. Are governmental institutions ready to work hand in hand with business?
Dalia Mauricaitė- Kalinauskienė and Nauris Kalinauskas
Dalia – Interrior designer and analyst of everyday life &
Nauris – designer, architect, life technologist
ZERO WASTE ROOM
The Demo room team has built a 30 square meter demo studio, which only uses processing waste, prototypes, and things damaged in the course of transportation. The demo room seeks to point our attention to the culture of consumption. We analyze the origins of the need to upgrade, introduce companies that sort waste responsibly and keep asking if new is always better.
General Manager of UAB Mediaskopas
Media is a powerful weapon used to shape opinions. What do people talk about it
in the social media. Two sides of the moon.
General Manager of Emovents
A natural change of generations is forcing organizations to change and adapt to the needs of upcoming generations. Competitiveness of any organization starts with the engagement and motivation of its employees. Integration of gamification elements into its processes will have an impact on the culture and results of an organization, engagement of its employees, increase in productivity and its attractiveness. It is of particular relevance to the generation Z and generation Y.
General Manager of UAB Exitus
Circular economy is a new dimension of economic and social consciousness that is leading to a unique synergy of business and environmental protection, changes in product development and consumption, gives rise to new technology. Entire nations, cities and business communities are discovering ways of how to ensure resources of the planet and clean environment for generations to come. There is a strong legal framework in place, a working financial mechanism and an abundance of the good practice.
BNI Lietuva, MiniBoss Kaunas Business School vadovas
Development of sustainable business relationships is the best marketing strategy for the XXIst century.
Association of eco-communities, member of the board, General Manager of UAB Sėkmės projektai
Green self-deception. How much is enough to be happy?
Expert of VŠĮ Žiedinė ekonomika
We could draw on the experience of other EU countries and start collecting separate collection of kitchen waste as early as next year. There is infrastructure in place, all we have to do is to choose relevant actions and put motivational mechanisms in place.
Founder of LePlayGo
We will not be able to stop consuming in the course of this century. Maybe it is not too late to lay the foundations for moderate consumption and widespread sharing.
General Manager of UAB Baltic Environment
In the long run Lithuania will not only have to tackle economic challenges. Demography will inevitably impact regional policy and changes in the market share. At the same time, the waste management sector will be working hard to meet requirements set forth by the EU by taking into account objectives of the Circular Economy. It will have to learn efficiency and avoidance of duplication of existing systems. At the same time, we face a potential threat that the inevitable hand of the market will fail as a mechanism of self-regulation. This is to happen if the legal framework is subject to change with every new parliamentary election, if requirements and obligations will be increasing without and adequate increase of rights of market participant. This will inevitably lead to the lack of stability and competitiveness in the market and will deter business from further investment in waste management.
Department of Environmetal protection technology, KTU
Landfill mining is more than a pointless digging. It an integral part of the policy of the EU aimed at the recovery of resources from antroposphere. Even a small support of the Lithuanian government for projects of similar nature would prove that talks about circular economy aren’t just a noise.
Waste accounting expert of UAB Ekokonsultacijos
GPAIS, a universal system for the accounting of products, packaging and waste, will command the overview of business processes, capacities and capabilities. How to prepare for this process in advance? Critical insights for business.
Expert of environmental protection
Actions speak louder than words!
General Manager of UAB Technologinių paslaugų sprendimai
A uniform and smart system for the provision of municipal services allows creating the future as we speak. Let’s create a bond with our residents and business, which rests on the foundations of transparency, trust and flexibility. Practical examples, insights and trends.
Commercial director “BWaste International B.V.”
Which waste collection model can help us create more efficiency?
UAB “Atliekų tvarkymo konsultantai”
UAB “Structum projektai”
STRUCTUM “Smart City” – the progress of municipalities. Conscious urban design and management for innovative future.
Sales engineer TOMRA Sorting Sp. z o.o.
The appearing requirements regarding recycling levels make it necessary to optimize recover from all the streams of waste. Selective collection of glass does not seem to be effective enough. In fact, even mixed municipal waste contains a significant proportion of glass.
TOMRA’s response to the market demand is a new solution – which is being marketed right now – which will be described in the presentation.
Investment & Public Financial Management expert, Board Member at ŠEIMOS credit union
Public sector has a huge potential to generate synergies with various private initiatives; Investments into public infrastructure and services must be long-term oriented, “renewable” and sustainable.
BNI Vytis, Talentų namai
Once we are able to recognize diverse needs of different individuals and identify their style of communication, we become better positioned to adapt and increase effectiveness of out communication. How can we reach extraordinary results thanks to competencies, connections and resources of other people?
CTO of dalinuosi.lt
Smart city has become a buzz phrase, hiding an array of useful and not so useful solutions, which are supposed to make city life easier. Nonetheless, building of multiple apps and application of other IT based solutions, tops the agenda of every city council. Building of a sustainable city, however, is a much more complex challenge.
General manager of UAB PRIC
Apart from providing a lot of opportunities to its beneficiaries, EU structural support also possess a major challenge for those tasked with drafting and supervising of the program. Ongoing cooperation between all stakeholders and the ability to hear other parties are the key to success.
Director of EEPA, an association of distributors of electronic goods.
The polluter pays principle is mandatory for those tasked with the responsibility to manage electronic waste. As a matter of fact, responsible businesses do not treat this as an imposed obligation but rather as an inextricable part of socially responsible business. It involves much more than education of consumers about pointless (and even dangerous) accumulation of electronic waste and encouragement to dispose it properly. Those producers and importers, who take their social responsibility seriously run opinion polls, take steps to identify potential locations of electronic waste in the future and sometimes even run experiments, such as installing GPS devices to track electronic waste. The experiment has shown when the e – way of doing things is getting away from social responsibility of producers and importers and when it intersects with it. Control of tasks set for producers and importers is balancing between punishment and supervision. Who in the market is interested in electronic waste? How they treat electronic waste and how legal is this. What are national priorities currently?