2019 September 26-27th.
Champions of sustainability | Strategists of political parties | Municipality councils and administrations| Producers, importers and their organizations | Citizens | Consumers | Media | Government | MPs | President’s office | NGOs | Consultants | Managers of household waste, secondary materials, hazardous and specific waste | Waste management companies | Analysts | Investors | Students | Educational and research institutions | Researchers |
Interest map | Systemic approach | Analytical approach | Opinions from all stakeholders| Key trends in Lithuania, neighbouring countries, Estonia, Europe and the rest of the world| Last year overview and forecast/ future plans| Good practice and failures| A forum for mutual understanding, meetings and cooperation |
The second Lithuanian Sustainable Event representing conscious, responsible, sustainable thinking and action.
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Public Affairs & Communication Manager Baltics, Coca-Cola
The Coca-Cola Company is leading the industry with a bold, ambitious goal: to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell by 2030. This is part of our larger strategy to grow with conscience by becoming a total beverage company that grows the right way.
How We’re Doing it – Design, Collect and Partner.
Investing in our planet: we’re working to bring people together to help us collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one we sell (Collect and Partner).
Investing in our packaging: We’re working to build better bottles because packaging shouldn’t harm our world (Design).
Forum content manager and moderator, Managing partner at UAB Ekokonsultacijos
The 2018 “GlobeScan“ report of sustainability trends shows that only 4 per cent of the problems related to unsustainability and environmental protection are solved by governmental organisations, while businesses, non-governmental organisations, various movements and networks are responsible for the rest of it (which is a huge part). I believe that the future of environmental protection in Lithuania will be formed by a foundation built on great values and the cooperation of many individuals and teams across various networks. It is crucial to create long-lasting and sustainable, self-organizing and self-sustaining, self-learning structures, that would be resistant towards the ever changing politicians.
Organizational consultant, doctorate in economics, researcher in community management and self-organizations
Communities from the various corners of the world come to get rid of and overcome waste. E. Ostrom, laureate of the Nobel Prize, has proven that compared to private individuals or the government, communities are able to manage collective assets, such as cities, forests, lakes, and farms, in a more sustainable way. How does this phenomenon work? Can it be applied in Lithuania for waste management?
Consultant of sustainable events, UAB ”Exitus”
The annual Waste Management Forum is all about the quality of contents and transparency, with high responsibility and ethical standards for speakers, panelists and the event itself.
In a second consequent year organizers of the event strategically implements sustainable event policy focusing on environmental solutions, selection of responsible partners and suppliers, also intellectually engaging stakeholders into sustainability dialogue and sharing transparent public report on our achievements and challenges ahead.
The Forum seeks encourage ethical management and ethical behavior in Lithuania and the participants have the obligation to support the idea and contribute with their actions to the achievement of this idea. The degree and importance of our involvement in changes rest with each and everyone of us.
Expert in strategy markup, founder of ID Navigation, Entrepreneurs Institute Master trainer
We ourselves are the greatest enemies of communal goodness. While trying to reach goals that could be beneficial for the society, we often trust the people who are not ready do make important decisions and don’t even knot how to make those decisions. Are the goals of the circular economy going to stay as a simple declaration?
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati (US)
As global citizens, we all use many materials in our daily lives. How we handle materials and products when they are no longer useful to us or become a waste depends on what they are made and whether there are economically feasible opportunities for reuse or recycling. We must work together to minimize the amount of waste that must be treated, deposited in a landfill or incinerated. These efforts can reduce disposal costs and make sure valuable, reusable materials don’t go to waste. It is of the utmost importance to protect public health and the environment by promoting alternative waste materials management options that reduce reliance on landfills and ensuring that waste management facilities are constructed and operated in compliance with applicable laws and regulations
Founder of the „TexTale“ social business
We often associate second-hand textile with a headache, a challenge, but also an opportunity. What about you? How do you see it? Second-hand textile is not only a headache or a challenge. By using all of those waste resources while solving an environmental protection problem, many opportunities, that help create socioeconomic benefits, open; those benefits include: sharing things among st each other, helping those who are feeling socially outcast-ed, recruiting communities and cultivating their creativity as well as entrepreneurship, creating new work places, encouraging innovation, implementing education about sustainable development.
General Manager of UAB Technologinių paslaugų sprendimai
An effective model for waste collecting is oriented towards the promotion of competition and quality. Is it possible? Comparison of the effectiveness between business, and self-governing services.
Attorney at law, partner with iLaw
When Lithuania got the approval from the UN Economy and the Social Council, it organized a report for the country’s national UN Sustainable development until the year 2030. Widely speaking, environmental protection is not just waste management or an implementation of the purposes of sanitation and hygiene, but even looking from a narrow perspective, there isn’t much specificity. In the report it is said that Lithuania is already moving towards a circular economy and the ambitious goals of it are written in the 17th governmental plan of a programme of implementation of the Republic of Lithuania. One of these plans made by the government that is related to circular economy was the GPAIS. Is it already working…towards the circular economy? Market participants and especially businesses wish for a realistic plan, because declarations are not going to go far beyond the daily activities.
General Manager of UAB Sėkmės projektai
How to not get lost in the “jungle of support”? When, how, and who should ask for support? Main qualities of successful projects. Support for environmental protection, eco, and related areas. Possibilities, utilization, outlooks.
General Manager of UAB Baltic Environment
When looking into the future scenario for waste management, the priorities will be set around total waste recycling, while suggesting technologies even at the place of their making; this may include recycling waste and making new things with the 3D printer at home, installing waste collecting machines on the streets, completely giving up waste incineration and disposal into landfills, creating packaging from organic materials that are quick to self-dispose. Future waste management will not be the same, and the re-usage of waste as well as the obtainment of direct benefits will help create an even bigger economy.
Director of UAB „Energesman“
Challenges are raised by the near future or the state’s strategy, regarding the MBA equipment that is entangled in the endless rights act and covered with the writings by the institutions. What kinds of future challenges are suggested for the MBT infrastructure?
Personnel management consultant, who has been looking into and working with the staff motivation problem for more than 15 years
The greatest jobs are done by those who are driven by ideas. At least that’s what most say. But does an idea really work as a great motivator? What does really motivate people? What do people recognize as a “reward”? What kind of “reward” does everyone and anyone need?
Project manager, „LIFE gebėjimų stiprinimas Lietuvoje“, Environmental Project Management Agency, Ministry of the Encironment
LIFE program is investing in new waste recycling solutions and circular economy models. How to prepare projects in Lithuania? What kind of help does the waste management sector need so that it could actually be used?
UAB “Atliekų tvarkymo konsultantai”
Are we finally going to take action and actually do something or are we going to keep fighting the made-up fights?
Effective waste management is impossible without a separate recycling bin for food and kitchen waste and its biological processing (the extraction of biogas and leaven composting that comes out during the process or simply during the composting period). It is a real opportunity for cyclic bio-economy: bio-gas (which is used to produce energy or fuel (biomethane), after it’s cleared and compressed) would be extracted from food and kitchen waste; moreover, there could be a production of high-quality (clean from heavy metals) compost – a great organic fertilizer rich in humus. So, from talking about the development of waste sorting – let’s move to actually taking action, while at the same time finishing the empty fights against the made up villains: waste-to-energy plants.
Authorized representative of the manufacturers and importers of licensed packaging waste management organization
The time has come and we have all matured to finally talk about the important new decisions regarding the manufacturers and producers and their collective duties, as well as, the implementation of responsibilities in the municipal waste management systems organized by municipalities.
The case when in a food service facility one has to pay a deposit for any drink bottle needs to be outlined in both an ethical and a lawful way. Does it mean that the consumer would have to bring out the empty bottles with them on their way out or would the bottles count as a tip?
Head of team Waste and resources IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Sweden is a country with a rapid and large consumption at the same time as the public’s awareness on environmental questions has gone from relatively high but not caring to high and caring. Society at large calls for actions and several initiatives are declared from both governmental and private actors. One key question is the use of plastic and how to make that more environmental friendly.
Head of „Jostra“
Separate collecting of food waste – a tough change in the waste management sector, whivh requires many complex solutions. What kind of economic benefit will it bring? How are we ready for it?
Important changes and strong efforts are in front of all EU Member States having to implement the new Waste Framework and the new Packaging Directive. They will bring much higher recycling targets – even more than doubling the plastic recycling target -, new stricter reporting rules, minimum requirements for EPR including a mandatory independent surveillance body in case of multiple PROs. We will only be able to fulfil all new ambitious goals and targets if all stakeholders work together. This is one of my and EXPRA’s expertise which we would like to use to support you to enable the process and the necessary dialogue for the benefit of our inhabitants and our industry obliged by EPR