The Second International Forum on Municipal Waste Management, was dedicated to waste collection in tourist regions and at big events.
During the meeting there were first-hand, about experiences of such renowned events as the Giro d’Italia or the Oktoberfest, of emblematic places such as The Walt Disney Company parks and hotels, and the success stories of the collection system in the city of Taipei (Taiwan) and on the islands of Krk (Croatia), Sardinia (Italy) and Majorca (Spain).
The event hosted six workgroups led by experts in the sector, specialist technicians in waste management and experts in creative processes. At these workshops, proposals for waste management in various fields of the tourist activity and at events were analysed and debated to try and find feasible solutions.
In addition, companies and organisations from all over Europe presented innovative projects on waste collection, management and treatment and related services that were selected to be part of the Innovation Forum.
The Business Expo completed the programme of activities with a commercial trade fair in which companies in the sector will display their specialised offer.
In Girona for many reasons
The first International Forum on Municipal Waste Management, which also took place in Girona, was held in February last year and welcomed more than 1,200 people from all over the world.
The organisational success and the participation at the last edition were among other reasons why those responsible for the International Forum decided to bring it back to Girona.
On the one hand, there is the geographical location and the transport network in the city, meaning that people can arrive from Europe and the rest of Spain by train or by plane, in addition to the proximity and the good connections with the cities of Barcelona, Madrid and Paris.
On the other hand, there are the tourist infrastructures. The Fira de Girona venue and the Girona Conference Centre, a large 30,000-m2 facility in the Parc de la Devesa, is just 10 minutes from the high-speed (AVE) train station. The city also has more than 700 three- and four-star hotel rooms.