Prevention and minimization of waste generation.


A European Law graduate, Jean-Pierre Hannequart began his career in 1973 as a lawyer and later as a teacher in Algeria. He then worked as a researcher in the European Centre of the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve and the Institute for European Environmental Policy in Bonn. After working as an assistant at the European Parliament from 1984 to 1989, he was appointed Director General of the IBGE (Environmental Management for the Brussels region) and President of the ACR   (International Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling). He currently works as a consultant and has been named honorary president of the Spanish Foundation for the circular economy.


Manager of ECOEMBES Companies and Ecodesign. A degree in Environmental Sciences and specialised in Containers and Packaging, his work is focused on developing and promoting the use of the services and tools of added value that Ecoembes places at the disposition of its collaborating companies, aimed at facilitating their compliance with current legislation in force and to promote the Ecodesign and the prevention of packaging waste.


A Technical Industrial Engineer with 20 years experience in the management and leadership of teams and projects with a high commercial element. Specialist in large-scale distribution and service areas, both in multinational companies and family businesses as well as third sector organizations.  He has carried out his professional responsibilities in different companies such as PHILIPS and SCA. His experience in the environmental area began as Director of Services for the Camilo Alvarez Sanchez Group in Tenerife. Currently leading the ATARETACO Foundation.


Agricultural Engineer by the ESAB (Escola Superior d’Agriculture Barcelona). 1982-1987. Teaching Certificate (in technology) by the UPC (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya). 1988. Applied research activity in the ESAB, on the quality control of compost produced in various composting plants in Catalonia In Spain. 1987-1992. Work carried out in the Waste Agency of Catalonia (currently integrated in the Planning and Sustainability Department) as the technician responsible for the advancement of separate collection and biological treatment (composting / anaerobic digestion) of bio waste, as well as the development of a quality compost, and all of those generic or specific aspects mainly arising.In February 2011, he took over as Deputy Director of the Waste Agency of Catalonia, assuming, among other Responsibilities, the coordination and the development of the new Program for Waste Prevention and Management and Catalunya PRECAT20 Resources, the implementation and development of environmental taxation policies and promotion of effective separate collection systems (door to door and payment by generation).


Susan Buckingham works independently as a researcher, writer and consultant, having spent many years in higher education, and until 2015 as a Professor in the Centre for Human Geography at Brunel University London. She has recently published the four volume Routledge major work ‘Gender and the Environment’ (2015) and has a chapter in Friends of the Earth’s book ‘Why Women Will Save the Planet’(2015). Susan is the editor for Routledge’s Gender and Environment series, and has edited ‘Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations’ to be published by Routledge in 2017. Susan undertook pilot gender mainstreaming research into municipal waste management for the EU in the early 2000s, and she is currently the gender specialist on the EU project ‘UrBAN WASTE’ which is researching waste management in tourist destinations across Europe (2016-2019).

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Maximum selective collection of materials and their recycling.


He studied law at the “Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität” in Bonn between 1987 and 1992 and served his legal internship in Bonn and Cologne from 1993 until 1995. In between these placements, he spent 4 months within the German Federal Ministry of Environment where he was working on packaging issues including the German Packaging Ordinance. From February 1993 until June 2006 Mr Quoden worked for Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD) in various capacities. From January 2001, he served as Head of International Affairs of DSD and was vested with general commercial power of representation in 2003. In January 2001 he also became Secretary General of PRO EUROPE, the umbrella organisation of 35 packaging recovery organisations using the Green Dot trademark. Between April 2005 and February 2013, he was appointed as managing director of this organisation. Since April 2013 he is appointed as managing director of EXPRA – Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance – Inspiring Packaging Recycling, a new alliance of currently 25 non-profit packaging recovery organisations owned by obliged industry from 23 countries from Europe, Canada and Israel. Besides this, he is working since June 1995 as independent German Lawyer specialized on international extended producer responsibility legislation. Since October 2013 he is appointed as chair of the ISWA Working Group ib Governance & Legal Issues and therefore member of ISWA’s Scientific & Technical Committee; he is member of the Advisory Panel of the Global Product Stewardship Council (Sydney), member of the Advisory Council of the Product Stewardship Institute (Boston) and member of the OECD EPR expert group. He was also an expert of the ISO global standardisation project SIS/TK 165/AG 10 Packaging and Environment that has developed between 2009 and 2012 global standards on packaging optimisation, recycling, reuse and energy recovery.


A Business Administration and MBA graduate, with a 20 year career path working in the fields of marketing, sales and export. For six years acting as director of the platform www.retorna.org. Retorna is an organization driven by environmental groups, recyclers, consumer and family unions and organizations, and its goal is to prevent 30 million cans, bottles and cartons getting lost each day in Spain and polluting our marine and terrestrial environment. Retorna argues that the best solution to prevent this environmental and economic disaster and to ensure the recycling or reuse of these containers is a return to selling water, beer, juices and soft drinks with a refundable deposit, as is already done successfully in over 40 regions of the world. In 2013 he was appointed expert in Waste Management by the government of the Generalitat de Catalunya.


Doctor in Agricultural Engineering and Master in European Policy from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He is the General Secretary of the Packaging and Society Platform. He has been Managing Director of the Antama Foundation, Manager of the Sierra Consortium of Madrid and Director of Communications of Grünenthal. He has also been Manager of the IMA Environmental Consultancy and has worked in the European Parliament in Luxemburg, in the GD of Studies. Furthermore, he has been exercising the profession of Journalist as a radio presenter in Onda Cero, ABC Punto Radio and Gestiona Radio, in addition to being an opinion columnist in the Vocento Group headlines.


Graduated in Economics at the University of La Laguna. His professional trajectory has been focused in the area of local development and consulting for socio-economic development in the municipal area. For two years he has been the Manager of the public company Sermugran , belonging to the Granadilla de Abona Council which manages, among other items, the collection of urban solid waste and the selective collection of packaging. This society develops various programmes for promoting the selective collection of light packaging which recently won the Ecoembes R Award for the Best Initiative for Raising Awareness in Public Administrations.


Business Studies Degree from the University of Alcalá. She is currently the Administrator of Productos Tinerfeños S.A., where she started in 2000 as Manager developing different projects. She was Project Manager in Productos Cellulósicos S.A., from 1998 until 2000. She currently holds various positions in different associations such as the Association of Waste Managers in the Canaries (AGERCAN), Federation of Metal and New Technologies (FEMETE), Trade Association of the Guimar Industrial Estate, and the Industrial Association of the Canaries (ASINCA).


Graduate in Business Management and Administration. Manager of the Pla de Majorca Municipal Group from 2010 to the present. The Municipal Group manages the collection of waste from 14 municipalities in Majorca. From 2006 to 2010 – Secretary Comptroller of the Sineu Municipality.


Manager of Ecovidrio in the Canary Islands since 2012. Responsible for relations with Local Entities for the two provinces, as well as the glass and treatment plant and, furthermore, the management of the container park, new locations, talks, conferences, marketing and advertising campaigns”.


Economic Sciences Graduate. University of La Laguna 1997 . Postgraduate: “Integrated Systems Manager in Quality, Environment and Occupational Health and Safety”. Open University of Catalonia, UOC. November 2005 – April 2006.  Postgraduate Official Masters degree in Tourism Management and Planning. University of La Laguna Tenerife October 2008 – September 2009. 3rd year Law Degree. Date of commencement. September 2011 University Oberta of Catalunya (UOC). (Currently studying). He is actually the Director – Manager of ASHOTEL  (Association of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro).


Professor, D.Sc. European Engineer. Head of Environmental Science & Engineering Group (ESEG). Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Dept. of Biology and Environmental Science. Linnaeus University


Juan Carlos Cortes completed a higher diploma in Electronics and two years later he went to work for the Distromel company, at the time when the company began making product designs for their Environmental line which, along with the experience given by being in contact with the equipment handling the services, has helped Distromel’s exponential growth to actively participate with partners in creating software and hardware products. Today Project Manager of Distromel’s Environmental line, he is Technical-Sales Consultant for improving the management of auxiliary tools for Urban Services, such as  filling sensors, weighing systems, container identification, vehicle localization and management software.


Co-founding partner of Spora from 2003. Specialised in municipal waste management.  An Environmental Sciences graduate from the Universitat Autónoma of Barcelona and with Postgraduate studies in digital cartography. In 2016 he was chosen as member of the WORKING GROUP OF EXPERTS IN WASTE in the METROPOLITAN AREA OF BARCELONA, a public entity for the management of waste and 3.239.337 inhabitants.


The Director General of Ewaste Canarias SL, the first industry in the Canaries launched for the treatment and decontamination of electrical and electronic equipment waste and for the conversion of refrigerating gases. A Business and Economics graduate, he completed his training with the Master in Financial Management and the Executive Programme of Corporate Finances and Structured Financing from the Business Institute, and the Master in Multilateral Financial Markets and Institutions and International Bodies through the Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX).


Founder and CEO Plastic Energy LTD. Higher Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Graduate of the IESE (Madrid). Graduate of Eximbank (Washington). 29 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the renewable energy industry and in the high technology distribution sector. Entrepreneur in new businesses, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. Management and launching of business projects in the field of alternative energies (Energy Efficiency and Recycling of plastic waste). Extensive experience in developing new distribution networks in international markets. Founded Plasticenergy SL in 2012, a waste management company for converting plastics into hydrocarbon derivatives (diesel) and energy generation. There are currently two plants built in Spain (Almeria and Seville). Constitution of Plastic Energy LTD as the holder of several international patents and intellectual property rights for converting plastic waste into hydrocarbons.


Chemistry graduate from the Complutense University of Madrid. She completed her Doctoral thesis at the University of La Laguna (1992) on Mechanisms of Protection against Copper Corrosion, researching possible solutions to the problem of corrosion of a metal that is widely used in electric transportation. Acting Professor of Metallurgy and Materials in the Official School of Nautical Studies (1985-1987). Tenured professor of this Chair (1987-1992). Associate Professor of the University of La Laguna since 1992 in the area of ​​Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, currently included in the department of Industrial Engineering at the ULL.


Is an industrial engineer and university professor in the department of mechanical engineering of the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. He is the coordinator of the Advanced and Integrated Manufacturing research group, whose main lines of research include polymer processing, additive manufacturing and rapid tooling, processing natural fibres, biomaterials for additive manufacturing and micro-manufacturing. He is a member of the ISO TC261 and TC438 CEN committees for the standardization of additive manufacturing processes. Coordinator of the doctoral program in chemical and mechanical engineering and manufacturing by the ULPGC.


Antonio Martinez is a senior management professional with over 14 years experience as a Chief Executive. The latest years of his professional career have been developed in the field of industrial recycling and waste. Representative in the Senate of the National Association of plastic recyclers in the area of the environmental commission and climate change. Member of the executive committee of the National Association of packagers of PET (ANEP).President of GESTO, Association of waste managers of the Canarias.

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Maximum utilisation of organic material.


Born 19 June 1958 in Munich, Germany, married, 4 children. Secondary schools, Munich and Vienna.  Main working area:  Applied research and consulting in organic waste recycling, compost production, quality assessment and use since 1986. Florian Amlinger is Director of Compost – Consultant & Development (Austria) and is a registered professional engineer. He has been involved in development of source segregation systems, composting and compost application research since 1986. He has participated in applied research projects involving the process optimisation of organic waste composting, the quality definition und best practice of compost application including the assessment of nutrition value, nitrogen dynamic, the assessment of PTEs and organic pollutants in composts of different origins. He performed investigations on greenhouse gas emissions from open windrow and backyard composting. He has managed multi-disciplinary projects such as “The handbook of composting”, “The Bio-Bin of Vienna”, and Austrian Guideline “Technical requirements for Composting”. He served as an expert consultant to the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), in preparing the Austrian Compost Ordinance, and represents Austria in the European Commission in biowaste and soil related. He was main author of the studies: “Beneficial effects of compost application” (BMLFUW), “Heavy metals and organic compounds from waste used as organic fertilisers” (EU Commission). Florian Amlinger was project leader of „Technical assistance on waste management (Bulgaria) – Development of legal framework on bio-waste management and establishment of Quality Assurance System for Compost and National Organization of Quality Assurance for the Compost”. He is designing open windrow composting plants and is consulting application and licensing procedures. He has participated in manifold training and education seminars focussing on decentralised separate collection schemes and open windrow composting.


Jorge Domínguez was born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on the 18th of January, 1967. He studied at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Santiago de Compostela, between 1984 and 1989. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1996 at the Universidade de Vigo (Departamento de Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal) in Vigo, Spain. From 1996 to 1998, he did postdoctoral research projects in the Department of Entomology, in the Soil Ecology laboratory at the Ohio State University (Columbus, OH, USA). Since 2002, he heads a research group at the Universidade de Vigo (Departamento de Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal). He was a Visiting Fellow at the Universidade Federal de Santa María (Agroecology and Soil Ecology, Brazil), and currently, he serves as a Full Professor of Zoology at the Universidade de Vigo (Departamento de Ecoloxía e Bioloxía Animal). He has supervised seven Ph.D. Thesis, several M. Sc. Thesis and published more than one hundred scientific papers in SCI journals (h-index 28).  His research topics include soil ecology and environmental research; functioning of soil ecosystems, effects of agricultural practices on soil biota, persistence and fate of pesticides in soils; breakdown of organic matter in soils, earthworm biology and ecology, vermiculture and vermicomposting of animal, vegetal and industrial organic wastes, integrated control of soil inhabiting and plant pests, sustainable agriculture and agroecology. See http://jdguez.webs.uvigo.es/ for further details.


Focusing on the planning and direction of expert teams related to social and environmental projects, he is an Economist from the University of Augsburg and Graduate in Business Administration from the ULL. Since the co-founding of SAT Canarias in 1993 he has dedicated his activity to innovation, design, planning and decentralized management of organic resources and waste. He leads OrganiX Consultores and has extensive consultancy experience in Africa, Latin America and Europe, specializing in arid areas and islands. Director of two pioneering editions of Especialización en Materia Orgánica, (Specialization in Organic Material) International Congresses and he is a member of scientific committees. A regular scientific publicist, he has numerous articles and participation in books published. He presides over the Zero Waste Canarias Association.


María Mercedes Hdez. Glez. A doctoral researcher at the institute of Natural Products and Agro-biology (IPNA) of the Spanish National Research Council. Researcher in the field of Agro-biology, soil fertility and the mineral nutrition of different crops. Her lines of research are focused towards more sustainable agriculture, reuse of by-products from livestock farming and agriculture, highlighting the soil as a live entity and conservation of the environment.


Collaborator with the Association for the Development of permaculture. Latest research: promoting agroecology (Lasos Project). Ph.D in Economics from the University of East Anglia (England). Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the University of La Laguna. Investigates and imparts his teaching on Regional and Urban Economy. He has participated in a dozen R & D projects financed through competitive calls for Public Authorities or public entities, with around fifty publications. Member of the El Rincon-EA organization.



Marc Vinot began his professional career in 2001 in the Valorga Company. Before he joined the Project Engineers  in the  Urbaser Company Environment, Marc had started his professional  training exercise as Manager for the implementation of the biogas plants , which has allowed him to gain knowledge In situ before moving on further to devise  and create projects. In his role as Project Manager, he is an expert in the biological treatment of waste, and more specifically, in anaerobic digestion processes and composting, as well as in the treatment of emissions from these processes, such as waste water and stale air. During this time in Valorga International, he was the person in charge of the design of the biogas plants. In May 2006, Marc became the Head of Biological Processes in the Waste Treatment Department at Urbaser S.A. Marc is also the Technical Monitoring Manager and responsible for providing assistance to the biogas plant installations, composting, waste treatment, air and waste water treatment, for Urbaser in the territory of Spain


Contracts and Recruitment Manager in the province of Santa Cruz, Tenerife, of the Citizen Services Division of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas SA. He is an agronomist from the University of Lleida, he has served as a consultant and recruitment instructor for the Public Administration, he was the manager of the Fire Service Consortium of Tenerife and director of other environmental management companies, he has also served as a  business strategy consultant in different sectors, he is a press collaborator and author of books related to the business world.

Presentation of the Waste Management Model in Tenerife.


Industrial Engineer, for the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, specialized in waste management is actually Head of Technical Service for the Sustainable Development of the Tenerife Island Council. He has more than 30 publications and conferences about sustainable waste management. In addition, he is a Doctor from the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and associate professor at the College of Engineering and Technology of the University of La Laguna.

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Treatment prior to dumping of all non-collected waste.


Civil engineering studies at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Dissertation at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Habilitation at the Technical University of Berlin, Institute of Technical Protection of the Environment. One of the Founders, Chairman and President of the Scientific Board of the “Hessischer Forschungsverbund Abfall, Umwelt und Ressourcenschutz (Hessian Waste Research Association)”, a scientific association of all universities, technical colleges and industry in Hessia/Germany. Founder and President of the Scientific Board of the “Witzenhausen-Institut für Abfall, Umwelt und Energie (Witzenhausen Institute for Waste, Environment and Energy)”. Organiser of the following waste conferences: “Kasseler Abfallforum”, “Würzburger Verpackungsforum” and “Staßfurter Abfall- und Energieforum”. Co-Editor of the scientific book series “Abfall-Wirtschaft – Neues aus Forschung und Praxis (Waste Management – News from Research and Practice)” . Author and Co-Editor of numerous specialised books.


Eladio M. Romero González is 51. He studied Professional Training (Installation of Electrical Lines) at the University Laboral (1984). Later, he graduated in Engineering and Environmental Management (ETSI-EOI). Geography Graduate (US), Social and Cultural Anthropology Master (US), Master and Graduate in Management and Public Administration (US) and Master in Law (US). He reached the grade of Doctor through the University of Seville (Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department of the ETSI) in 2006.  In 1983 he received the City of Seville Environmental Award. In 1986 he received the second International Award for Young Nature Researches, sponsored by the Prince of Asturias, through his research on Traditional Cultures and Nature Conservation in the face of the expansion of the EEC.  He is a professor at the Higher Technical School of Engineering at the University of Seville, were he teaches Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering, being responsible for the subjects of Impact and Environmental Audit, Environmental Management of Industry and Environmental Impact of Civil Works. He is Academic Coordinator of the INERCO Chair of Environmental Hazards and Industrial Security. He was also Director of Environmental Programmes in the EOI.Andalusia, developing higher programmes and Masters in Engineering and Environmental Management in various locations in Andalusia and the Canaries. He has been editor and coordinator of a Local Agenda 21 in Seville as well as the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (PAES) of Seville in its 2011 and 2013 reviews.


Is a Chemical Sciences graduate and is a Doctor of chemistry from the University of La Laguna. Upon completion of her Doctorate, she obtained a postdoctoral fellowship for research personnel training abroad, joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Salford in England for two years. She was employed as a “Research Fellow” at this University from 1980 until July 1985. In 1985 she gained admission to a post as Associate Professor in the area of ​​Chemical Engineering at the University of La Laguna, which she held until 1997; when she went on to occupy a post as Full Professor. When she joined the University of La Laguna she created the “Heterogeneous Catalysis” group of which she is the main researcher. She has worked on issues related to new catalytic materials for industrial processes and in recent years has dealt with the production and characterization of Biodiesel from commercial vegetable oils originating from frying processes, together with the extraction of oil and producing second generation biofuels from energy crops such as Jatropha and microalgae. Furthermore, her group works on re-use issues of agricultural and forestry residues in producing different biofuels such as Biogas, Bio-DME or Green-Diesel. These studies have been conducted through different projects, 15 funded through competitive calls by the Canary Islands Government, the Ministry of Science Education, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the European Commission. Moreover, she has created eight R + D agreements with companies. The results obtained have led to the publication of 42 articles in international journals and 12 in national journals and numerous conference papers, with the recognition of 6, six year periods of research, 12 Thesis Supervisions, 4 End of Masters projects, 40 Final University and Graduate projects.

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Safe disposal of secondary waste.


Mr. Arturo Romero Salvador, born in Pozalmuro (Soria) in 1946. Doctor in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1973, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of the Basque Country and at the Complutense University. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences. His research work corresponds to the field of  Engineering of Chemical Reactions (Applied Catalysis, Chemical Reactors, Development of processes) and Environmental Technologies (Waste Management and Treatment, Remediation of Contaminated Soils) He has worked on these issues with over 30 private companies and public institutions. He is the author of about 230 papers in specialty journals; he has obtained four invention patents and has authored more than two hundred technical reports.



Environmental consultant, founding member of GEA21 (Grupo de Estudios y Alternativas 21, SL), with head office in Madrid. For over three decades he has been working on the development and implementation of renewable energy, water and waste projects. In the field of education, he has taught numerous post graduate courses and given seminars in Spanish and Latin American universities. He has also worked in the research of composting processes, his most recent work being for the SNIPE shoe company on shoe composting. He has more than fifty publications in the field of sustainable management of resources and waste, highlighting: The recycling book (Barcelona, ​​1997, 3rd edition). I insist, I’m GREEN/Berriro Diot, Berder naiz(Zarautz, 2004) and A guide for more responsible consumption (Lanzarote, 2005) October 2013 he published: From resource consumption to waste generation. The human and environmental cost of our consumerism (social documentation, # 167, Madrid, 2013) How Madrid increases resource consumption, without hardly knowing or using their waste (Chapter in the book, Madrid. Matter of debate Tomoi, ed. Urban Debates Club Madrid 2013) Also in the field of graphics he has collaborated on several medium-length films (Gypsies, scrap dealers, the search,1996; Rag & Bone men 2010 Research and development of a compostable leather shoe, 2012, work which culminated in October 2013 with the granting of a special mention in the premi Disseny per the reciclatge 2013 from the Generalidat of Catalunyaº), as well as on various TV programmes and reports in Spain and in other countries. More recently, in 2015, you can see the video of his participation in the 15 M assemblies of the He has also been a Speaker during 2015 at several meetings on waste management, with the most recent one being held in Altsasua (Navarre): Towards the circular economy, Summer course at the Public University of Navarre; III Environmental Conference held at the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria in October, led by the Environmental Prosecutor of the Supreme Court and the I Conference on Ecological Economy and Waste at the University of Alicante, in December.


Superior Industrial Engineer from the E.T.S.I.I., Barcelona. Over 25 years of experience in the waste sector. Part of his professional trajectory (from 1989 to 2006) has been linked to Public Administration.  During this phase he served as Project Manager of Works related to waste treatment installations (clean points, RSU treatment plants, selection, composting, incineration and controlled landfills). In 2006 he joined Cespa as the Construction Manager of the 4th Metropolitan Centre of municipal waste treatment, and later took part in the Packaging Plant Project of Hostalets and in the CSR Zona Franca, built by Cespa in the Barcelona area. With the take-over of Cespa by Ferrovial Servicios in 2013, he has gone on to execute Treatment Plant Project Management.


Technical Director of Tenerife Treatment. Linked to urban waste management since 1994 and occupying posts linked to the various areas of activity, from the technical office of tenders to construction and operation of installations, as well as to support the management of contracts from Central Services: Some of the singular projects that can be highlighted in his CV include: The Treatment Complex of Las Dehesas in Madrid, the Environmental Complex of Tenerife, and the improvement of the Ecoparc in Barcelona, the Zaragoza Complex and the Plant in Essex, UK, among others.

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Public agencies for waste management and public participation.



Agricultural Engineer by the ESAB (Escola Superior d’Agriculture Barcelona). 1982-1987. Teaching Certificate (in technology) by the UPC (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya). 1988. Applied research activity in the ESAB, on the quality control of compost produced in various composting plants in Catalonia In Spain. 1987-1992. Work carried out in the Waste Agency of Catalonia (currently integrated in the Planning and Sustainability Department) as the technician responsible for the advancement of separate collection and biological treatment (composting / anaerobic digestion) of bio waste, as well as the development of a quality compost, and all of those generic or specific aspects mainly arising.In February 2011, he took over as Deputy Director of the Waste Agency of Catalonia, assuming, among other Responsibilities, the coordination and the development of the new Program for Waste Prevention and Management and Catalunya PRECAT20 Resources, the implementation and development of environmental taxation policies and promotion of effective separate collection systems (door to door and payment by generation).


Jean-Benoît Bel is an environmental engineer with a Master’s Degree from the Technical University of Denmark. He has spent the past 9 years working as a project manager at ORDIF. He spent the 3 first years working on the environmental impact assessment of waste management in the Paris Region before managing European projects. In the Pre-Waste project, he led an expert group on waste prevention monitoring, following which he coordinated the Regions for Recycling project on local waste recycling performances. He is now involved in various H2020 projects including Urban-Waste.


MANAGER of the Association of Municipalities for Northeast Tenerife. As Manager of this Local Authority, with access through competitive – examination, he is involved with the implementation and monitoring of administrative concessions for the management of public services, particularly RSU Management, along with the development of Tax Ordinances and RSU Management, rural and economic development plans, participation in European projects, Mac – Interreg cooperation, project development – reports aimed at achieving European ERDF funding. TRAINING:  LOCAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DIRECTIVE. Advanced Public Administration Management (1st and 4th PROMOTION FECAM, Total 500h). DIRECTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (1st PROMOTION, FECAM 240h). ECONOMIST Association of Economists, Santa Cruz. Tenerife. Associate number 1,523. German and English, Medium-level, spoken and written. German School in Sta. Cruz, Tenerife


Ph.D. Forestry Engineering. Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, teaching the Waste Management in the Natural Environment Engineering Degree Course and University Master in Forestry Engineering.  Director of the Postgraduate Master programme in Sustainable Waste Management. Departmental Head of Environment, Ecoembes. Director of the Higher Technical School of Forestry Engineers and President of the Conde del Valle de Salazar Foundation.  He leads the Research Group on Environmental Innovation (GIA-UPM), having directed 8 doctoral theses, more than 80 scientific publications and 12 books related to the environment and, in 2015, coordination of the second edition of the Urban Waste Management book, co-edited with FEMP and Ecoembes.  The main researcher on various competitive projects and studies on containerization, monitoring routes and new technologies applied to the operational management of waste and optimization of management infrastructures.


‘Ignasi Puig Ventosa is a Ph.D in Environmental Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona (specialty Ecological Economy and Environmental Management). He is a higher industrial engineer, Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Master of Science in Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Environmental Change, King’s College London. He is a founding partner of ENT Environment and Management, a consultancy dedicated to environmental innovation, and founder of the ENT Foundation. He has coordinated a great number of projects in ENT, mainly on the design and application of environmental economic policies, especially in the areas of waste management and environmental taxation. He has worked as a lecturer at the Autonomous University of Barcelona,  as an environmental adviser in the Congress of Deputies and as an external researcher of the OECD in Paris. He is the author of several books on environmental taxation and on waste management. He has published articles in numerous specialist journals on environmental management, both national and international (eg Waste Management, Waste Age, Int. J. Global Environmental Issues, Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental Management, Revista Residuos, Municipal Equipment and Services Journal, Cronica Tributaria, Journal of Regional Studies,  Local Taxes, etc.)


Director General of The Canaries Recycle Foundation. With a degree in Business Administration and Management, she completed her training with postgraduate studies in areas linked to taxation, international trade and ICT. She currently heads The Canaries Recycle Foundation, a private entity, leader in the promotion of sustainable development on the islands, which manages the first system of Extended Producer Responsibility, 100% canaries, for the management of electrical and electronic equipment waste.

Presentation of the Waste Observatory and ULL Chair.


Noemi Padrón-Fumero has a Master in Environmental Economy and Natural Resources Management from the University of Madison-Wisconsin and is Doctor in Economy from the University Carlos III, Madrid. She has been Associate Professor in the Business and Economy Department of the University Carlos II, Madrid and in the Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and Visiting Professor in the University of Tilburg (Holland) and in Resources for the Future (RFF, Washington DC). Currently she is Professor of the Department of Applied Economy and Quantitive Methods at the University of La Laguna and Sub-director of the Cajacanarias-Ashotel-ULL Chair in Tourism. Her research is focused on the design of economic incentives in environmental policies and in climate change mitigation, the design of contamination markets and economic policy in the tourism sector. She is currently leading various projects to analyse efficiency in the management of waste and waters in the Tenerife Municipalities, as well as laboratories in the intelligent management of natural resources in island environments, and the creation of the Waste Observatory of Tenerife.


Francisco Javier Amador Morera is a PhD Associate Professor in the Economy, Accounting and Finance Department. His area of specialization as researcher has been focused on the study of consumer preferences; particularly on users of transport systems and consumers of electrical energy, as well as with the economic valuation of goods that do not have a market. In June 2015 he took over the management of the Secretariat of University Social Responsibility in the Vice Rectorate for Relations with the ULL Society