CEN Workshop proposal on 'KEY-BIOWASTE'


CEN Workshop proposal on 'Key factors for the successful implementation of urban biowaste selective collection schemes’ (KEY-BIOWASTE).

Every year each European citizen produces on average 200 kg of municipal biowaste. The municipal biowaste management systems that currently exist in Europe do not give a second life to materials or resources contained in the biowaste.

One of the main challenges for biowaste management is to integrate a valorisation system in a city context, and to recover products with a market value. In order to implement successful valorisation schemes, to produce high value products with attractive and sustainable business cases, it is imperative to feed the processes with high quality biowaste. High quality biowaste rely on efficient selective collection systems and pre-treatments.

The primary objective of the new CEN workshop is to propose cities ways to improve the quality of the selectively collected biowaste, enabling the development of a robust biowaste valorisation processes.

The proposer and secretariat holder of this workshop is the Spanish national organization for standardization, UNE.

CEN Workshop status

The kick-off meeting of the CEN Workshop will be held on 5 October 2021 from 10:00 AM as web meeting. You can find the connection details in the Agenda of the kick-off meeting.
During the kick-off meeting the Project plan will be adopted, the Secretariat confirmed and the Chairman appointed. The deadline for comments is 28 September 2021. Please send your comments to the project secretariat (Ms Tania Marcos).

It is possible to join the CEN Workshop at any time during the development process, by sending the registration form to the Secretary of the Workshop, Ms Tania Marcos.

The proposed chairperson is Pedro Gustavo RODRÍGUEZ from CESPA Servicios Urbanos de Murcia, S.A.U. – (MU FERROVIAL). The draft project plan and the agenda of the kick-off meeting are available on the links below.

Contact persons

Workshop Secretary - UNE

CEN-CENELEC Management Centre
Ms Andrea NAM



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