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    • The Flemish Waste Policy: From Landfilling to Ecodesign Jan Verheyen
    • Who is OVAM?
      • Founded in 1981: Public Waste Agency of Flanders
      • Today - staff: ca.400
      • Public institution headed by the Flemish Minister for the Environment
      • Based in Mechelen
    • What is our mission?
      • OVAM wants to contribute to a better
      • environment and quality of life. We accomplish
      • this by:
      • Ensuring sustainable management of waste and materials
      • Preventing soil contamination and ensuring soil remediation (Soil decree 1996)
    • What was our Philosophy? Option 2: Re-use, recycling and composting of waste material Option 3: Incineration of waste with energy recovery
      • Option 1: Prevent and reduce
        • waste production
        • harmful waste materials
      Best option Option 4: Final disposal of waste on the landfill site Worst option
    • Evolution of Household Waste
      • 2008: 3.378.759 tons or 545 kg/inhabitant
      • 2.429.370 tons or 392 kg/inhabitant (72%) is collected separately and re-used, recycled or composted
      • 949.389 tons or 153 kg/inhabitant (28%) residual waste of which:
        • 842.509 tons (25%) incinerated with energy recovery
        • 71.026 tons (2%) processed at mechanical-biological treatment facility
        • 35.854 (only 1%!) is disposed on a landfill-site
    • Evolution of Industrial Waste
      • Conditioning: 49%
      • Use as secundary raw material: 22%
      • Recycling: 18%
      • Incineration: 5 %
      • Landfilling: 6%
      Industrial Waste in Flanders (Ktons/year)
    • Policy Instruments The implementation of the waste policy and strategy requires the use of three different types of policy instruments
        • legal instruments (e.g. legislation, penalties, producers responsibility, voluntary agreement, etc …)
        • economical instruments (e.g. levies, taxes, financial support, PAYT tax, etc …)
        • social instruments (e.g. information and awareness raising campaigns, education programs at schools, etc …)
      The challenge is to find the most appropriate instrument or mix of policy instruments to achieve the targets
    • Policy Instruments (2)
      • Environmental levies on landfilling and incineration of waste (economic instrument)
      • Landfill and incineration bans (legal instrument)
      • Take-back obligations, based on the principle of producer responsibility and polluter pays principle (legal instrument)
      • Methodical approach to the waste problem trough drafting waste management plans (legal instrument)
    • A few examples of how people discard waste ... VFG + Green + + Kerbside collection + Residual waste PMD Bring sites, recycling yards & stores Home composting
    • New understandings lead to new objectives...
    • Our Goals for a Sustainable Waste & Material Management
      • Closing material loops as efficient as possible (Waste is a precious resource!)
      • Eco-efficient production
      • Innovation & Ecodesign
      • Focus on industrial waste
      • Stimulate ‘Green Consumption’
    • Closed Material Loops
      • Sectoral agreements
      • Gypsum recycling agreement (°2009)
      • Specifications for selective demolition of industrial buildings (°2009)
      Gypsum Recycling Unit
    • Eco-Efficiency Scan
      • “ There’s money hidden in your company”
      • Environmental investments create ecological & economical benefits!
      • 1.000 SME’s
      • Results
        • Energy: -8 %
        • Water: -4 %
        • Waste: stable but increased turnover
        • Average investment: 62.783 euro
        • Return on investment after 4,8 years
      • www.ovam.be/eco-efficientiescan
    • Stimulate ‘Green Consumption’ “ Look at the price tag from a different angle”
    • Innovation and Ecodesign
    • Ecolizer 2.0
    • Thank you very much for your attention!
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