WaysTUP! along with the projects HOOP, VALUEWASTE, SCALIBUR and CITYLOOPS, all working together under the ROOTS Initiative – circulaR pOlicies for changing the biOwasTe System – successfully organised the ROOTS Policy Conference at the European Committee of the Regions, Brussels on Tuesday the 27th of September 2022.
The initiative presented to several circular economy stakeholders the projects’ common position paper and elaborated on an in depth policy discussion.
The discussion focused on the presentation of work performed and experience acquired by all projects and the provision of policy recommendations to overcome identified bottlenecks in the implementation of circular biobased economy. Specific recommendations were presented in the areas of Recycling targets and treatment plants; Waste and by-products; Insects for animal feed; Reducing biowaste generation; The citizens’ behavioural problem and Investment needs for fostering bioeconomy.
The vivid participation and valuable insights of all participating stakeholders has provided the ROOTS Initiative significant input, as well as confirmation and support to our Policy Recommendations.