On February 4th 2016, ECOTIC joined the round table "Romania from the perspective of the Circular Economy package passed by the European Commission"; this was the 4th edition of the Romania - Horizon 2020 Conference organized by Ecologic Magazine.
The conference was a good opportunity for dialogue between central authorities and representatives of the waste management industry. From the beginning of the meeting, both Valentin Negoita and Dragos Calugaru exposed the problems in reaching national targets, especially in the field of WEEE, as well as the measures that need to be taken: the mandatory inclusion of WEEE collection in the public services of local administrations, in a real and visible way - including the measure in the National Waste Management Plan; fighting WEEE leakages in scrap flows and tightening control (enforcement) at all levels: producers, collective schemes, operators, local public administrations.
One of the intensely discussed subjects was the current situation of packaging waste management; both the authorities and the collective schemes had constructive points of view.
The meeting concluded with the idea of starting work groups for debating and advancing well-grounded points of view to improve legislation.
ECOTIC salutes the initiative of Ecologic Magazine, which brought together the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Forests, Mrs. Cristiana Pasca-Palmer, the Ministry Secretary of State Mrs. Corina Lupu, representatives of the Environment Fund Administration, the Vice-President of the National Agency for Environmental Protection, the general commissioner of the National Environment Guard, and representatives of the most important companies in waste management in Romania, recyclers, sanitation companies, responsibility transfer organizations, employers and professional organizations.