The second meeting of the group on interaction and cooperation of the Cata3Pult, Cool4City, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT projects was held

On April 15, the second meeting of the interaction and cooperation group of five projects was held: Cata3Pult, Cool4City, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT of the cross-border cooperation program of South-Eastern Finland and Russia.

The idea to hold a joint meeting on five projects arose because the focus of these projects is waste management and the transition to a closed-loop economy. In this way, there is a natural and effective communication between projects.

During the second meeting, a discussion of upcoming events and publications was held:

  • On April 22, 2021, the first Baltic Circular Economy Forum (BCEF) will be held in St. Petersburg, where the:
    • panel discussion and forecast session "NTI ECONET and Industrial Symbiosis Ecosystems: a step towards a closed-cycle economy?" will take place at BCEF (12:00-14:00);
    • Cool4City project launch workshop at BCEF (14:00-16:00).
  • On April 27, 2021, Cata3Pult and LALAPETE are designing a webinar for experts "Textile recycling-Business in mind»;
  • April 29, 2021 web-seminar on smart and eco-friendly mobility of the Catapult project (More information about the program and the registration form are available on the GreenReality network website);
  • On May 25, 2021, a seminar on waste management (Among the speakers-representatives of Rosprirodnadzor-the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, St. Petersburg ITMO University, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland, etc. The webinar program is currently under development. The links will be sent to everyone, as well as posted on the portal and in social networks);
  • Training brochure on waste management in enterprises. (Currently, the Cata3Pult project is working on an educational brochure "Waste management in the enterprise: Russian and Finnish experience" (in Russian with an abstract in English). The brochure will be delivered to the printing house at the end of April, and the print run will be published in mid-May).

Digital conference "World Circular Economy Forum + Climate"

The Netherlands and the Finnish innovation foundation "Sitra" are organizing the digital conference "World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) + Climate" to meet and discuss the crucial role of the closed-loop economy in achieving climate neutrality. "WCEF + Climate" is a digital conference for a global audience, designed for approximately 24 hours to reach participants in all time zones. At the 13 sessions, government, business and civil society leaders from all corners of the world will take bold action, scale up their commitments, and share best practices for a fair transition to a closed-loop economy.

The event is intended for representatives of governments, international organizations, knowledge institutions, the private sector and citizens from around the world. When hosted in a virtual conference venue, networking and interaction remain an important component.

Event starts: April 15, 2021 at 14:45 CET
End of the event: April 16, 2021 at 15:30 CET

Register using the link.

Participated in the webinar "Legal aspects of waste and secondary raw materials management in an apartment building"

On April 8, "Housing and Communal Services Control" held an online seminar on the topic: "Legal aspects of waste and secondary raw materials management in an apartment building", which was attended by employees of KOSMOS LLC.

Sodom Mikhailovich Budatarov (head of the educational program of the IGSU RANEPA "Production and Consumption Waste Management", head of the laboratory of the IGSU RANEPA for the study of the financial, managerial and technological foundations of the closed-loop economy, founder and head of the expert group Wasteconsulting) made a presentation.

The concepts of "waste from the use of goods", "solid municipal waste" (SMW), "secondary raw materials" were highlighted, questions were raised about the need for widespread implementation of separate waste collection, as well as about the economic benefits of separate collection for all participants – residents, management companies and homeowners ' associations, processing enterprises. In his report, Sodnom Mikhailovich conducted a comparative analysis of the quality of secondary material resources during separate collection and sorting at landfill waste sorting complexes, which showed the absolute advantage of separate collection. The relations of the management companies with the regional operator, the issues of ownership of the SMW components were also discussed. In conclusion, a practical example of waste separation and reduction of SMW volumes in Sevastopol was given.

The speaker answered the questions of the seminar participants.
The maximum number of webinar participants is 43.
A recording of the webinar will be available on the YouTube channel.

Russian intersectoral summit "Industrial ecology"

II Russian intersectoral Summit "Industrial ecology" - the platform of the Summit brings together representatives of the fuel and energy, metallurgical, mining, chemical, construction and machine-building complexes of Russia. The business agenda is aimed at solving the important task of optimal combination of industrial production and environmental cleanliness.
Date: September 17, 2021. Location: Moscow.
Official website of the Summit.

21st meeting of project partners

On March 29, partner meeting No.21 was held, where each partner presented the project activities for the last month.
KOSMOS LLC told his colleagues in detail about the past forum "Ecology of the Big city" and about the events in which he took part in this forum.

Meeting on the topic "Methods and practice of settlements of economic entities with a regional operator for waste management"

On March 25, they took part in a meeting of the Council of Regional and Consumer Market Participants on the topic: "Methods and practice of settlements of economic entities with a regional waste management operator" of the Leningrad Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

At this meeting, explanations were given on the calculation methodology and the algorithm for resolving disputes in the relationship between trade organizations and the Regional Waste Management Operator.