Spring Session 2019: From Waste Management to Circular Economy

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Spring Session 2019: From Waste Management to Circular Economy was held on 7-8 May 2019 in Kalopanayiotis, Cyprus, hosted by the Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus.

Spring Session 2019 was organized to discuss the trends and the role of Supreme Audit Institutions in progressing from the traditional collect-and-dispose management of waste towards circular economy and waste prevention. The seminar also provided a forum for discussing potential EUROSAI WGEA cooperative audit(s) on waste-related issues from 2020 and beyond.

Meeting agenda | Meeting report

Presentations from the meeting

Day 1
Mr Charalampos Theopemptou, Member of the House of Representatives of CyprusWaste management and the circular economyView presentation
Mr Peeter Eek, waste management expertTowards the Circular Economy. Next stop – Recycling SocietyView presentation
SAI Cyprus
Ms Anastasia Neocleous
Packaging waste auditView presentation
SAI Latvia
Mr Jānis Salenieks
Financial impact of waste management auditView presentation
SAI Lithuania
Ms Vaida Barizienė
How to select and implement waste audits to encourage changesView presentation
SAI Czechia
Mr Benjamin Groll and Ms Kristyna Liskova
Waste management – risk analysisView presentation
SAI Belgium
Mr Jan Vervoort
Food waste and preventionView presentation
European Court of Auditors
Mr Robert Markus
How to improve the resource-efficiency of the food supply chainView presentation
SAI Poland
Mr Mariusz Gorczyca and Mr Wojciech Dudek
Plastic waste – a common problem so why not a common audit?View presentation
Day 2
Commissioner of the Environment of Cyprus
Represented by Mr Andreas Angeli
Volunteerism and waste management – Let’s do it CyprusView presentation
European Topic Centre of Waste and Materials in a Green Economy/VITO
Mr Dirk Nelen
Policy challenges for waste prevention and circular economyView presentation
Dr Myriam Fernandez
Guidance for regulators on enabling innovations in a circular economyView presentation
SAI Finland
Mr Matti Vedenkannas
Innovative public procurement for circular economyView presentation
SAI Slovenia
Mr Igor Vošnjak
Light a candle less!View presentation
SAI Cyprus
Ms Christina Meshiti
Is Cyprus ready to help closing the loop? An evaluation of national waste management strategyView presentation
SAI Estonia
Ms Viire Viss
Circular economy and hazardous waste management. Some concerns from NAOE’s experienceView presentation
European Court of Auditors
Ms Katarzyna Radecka-Moroz
Making ECA a plastic-free organizationView presentation
EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat
Ms Tuuli Rasso
News from the EUROSAI WGEA SecretariatView presentation
SAI Estonia
Ms Kaire Kesküla
INTOSAI WGEA MOOC on Auditing Waste IssuesView presentation

Materials of interest related to circular economy and waste prevention