Theme 5 – Water & waste management

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October 8 – 12, Croatia

Water & Waste management and how to reduce the use of plastics

This theme on water and waste management will focus on fighting marine litter and reducing the use of plastics and includes a special workshop by Antoine Delaunay Belleville (Future of Waste, France) on engaging stakeholders for a circular economy. Furthermore, for example Zlarin Island explain how they plan to become Croatia’s first plastic-free island, but also speakers from Azores, Kornati NP, Östergötland and Lastovo will share their experiences on reducing marine litter in their destinations.

Find the conference presentations (.pdf format) from Theme 5 in the following shared folder (in progress):


Day 2 (10 Oct) 15:00 – 17:00
Mali Lošinj

Panel Chair: Antoine Delaunay Belleville

In this panel, reduction of plastics will be addressed. There is also going to be a workshop related to the topic, which also focus on involving stakeholders for circular economy.

Ivana Kordic

Ivana Kordic

Plastic Free Zlarin Initiative

Zlarin – Croatia’s first Plastic Free Island

Romana Purkart

Romana Purkart

Head of the Public Relations, Bled Tourist Board.

Waste reduction matters just as much as waste separation!

Antoine Delaunay Belleville

Antoine Delaunay Belleville

Make Sense Organisation

Workshop: Involving stakeholders for circular economy


Day 3 (11 Oct) 09:00 – 10:30
Mali Lošinj

Panel Chair: Henrique Ramos

This panel will focus on cases of success related to reducing marine debris in several destinations.

Henrique Ramos

Green Destinations Auditor

Marine Debris/Waste Managment – Think Global, Act Local

Panel Chair: Waste management and how to reduce the use of plastics

Ira Jaska

Ira Jaska

No More Plastics Organisation

Steps towards a plastic free coastline

Ventina Bracanov

Valentina Bračanov

Emil Selse

Emil Selse

Responsible for sustainability and sustainable product development, Region Östergötland

How to reduce waste in the Östergötland archipelago by cooperation between private and public sector