“The transfrontier shipment of waste in Italy and Europe: present or future?” seminar was held in Florence (Italy), organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Florence Regional Section of Tuscany of the National Register of Environmental Managers (Ministry) and Sant´Anna School of Advanced Studies on the 5th of February 2019.
About 200 people, representing different stakeholders in the waste chain, took part in the seminar. It started with basic information about the legislation which regulates shipments of waste, roles of different actors as notifiers, transporters, etc. Mr Bojan Pockar of the Slovenian Environmental Inspectorate and associated partner in the LIFE SWEAP project presented work of IMPEL in general and in waste shipments issues, drivers for illegal shipments. The second part of his intervention was dedicated to introducing the LIFE SWEAP project.
During the seminar representatives of some transport companies also presented their work in waste shipments. They exposed some problems, like high costs of acquisition of certificates in Italy in comparison with other EU countries, the 3-working days prior to announcement of shipments and difficulties in waste classification. An analysis of flows of waste (within Italy and cross border) was presented and it showed that Italy imports different types of metal waste and exports plastic and paper waste and RDF. At the end of the seminar a database was demonstrated for monitoring of waste which is subject to prior written notification and consents. This database is used by notifiers, competent authorities and also enforcement authorities.