Waste Management 2016. Conclusions

BF logo enThe International Exhibition of technologies and equipment for the solid waste collection and recycling Waste Management 2016 has been successfully conducted on 13-14th of September 2016 in Kiev, Ukraine.

The organisers of the event are greatful to our Official Partners - International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC) and European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD), as well as to the Expert Council and to all participants of the Exhibition.

Photos of the event are available in the gallery.

Main conclusions of the event:

1. In December 2016 the Government of Ukraine shall approve the national waste management strategy, which will start the reform of the industry

2. The double increase of the local budgets due to financial decentralization and the need to fulfill the commitments undertaken at the signing of the association agreement with the EU have led to increased interest of local authorities to develop infrastructure projects in the field of ecology

3. The largest multinational producers of packaged goods, such as Tetra Pak, Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola, are willing to invest in technologies of separate waste collection through the mechanism of Extended Producer Responsibility

4. The current situation of the Ukrainian waste management market is very similar to the market conditions of Romania 10 years ago just before the adoption of necessary legislation and EU accession. Since then Romania has significantly increased the level of recycling and implemented dozens of infrastructure projects. Now Romanian companies, such as ADARCO INVEST Petrosani, Best Tools Company, Euriteh S.R.L., Europlast Romania, Iridex Group Plastic and Teamnet Engineering, ready to use their experience and resources to build a modern waste management industry in Ukraine

5. Largest manufacturers of technologies and equipment, such as Benli Recycling Group, Cross Wrap, HSM, Presona, Tehnix, Tomra Sorting, Buhler Sortex, Erema, Elkoplast, NTM, Siemens, SSI SCHAEFER and others intent to significantly increase their presence in the promising market Ukraine

6. Several major infrastructure projects led by groups of investors from USA and Kingdom of Bahrain are at the stage construction beginning

7. Financial institutions, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, the NEFCO and Ukreximbank, are willing to invest in the sector

8. International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is ready to provide organizational and informational support to the establishment of the industry.

Among Exhibitors of the event:
ADARCO INVEST (Romania), ARTechnic (Poland), BEST TOOLS COMPANY (Romania), Benli Recycling Group (Turkey), Cross Wrap (Finland), ENVIROPLAN (Greece), Euriteh S.R.L (Romania), Europlast Romania (Romania), HSM (Germany), IRIDEX GROUP PLASTIC (Romania), Presona (Sweden), Tehnix (Croatia), AVTEK (Ukraine), KMZP - Boiler and Mechanical Plant Parkhomenko (Ukraine), TeMa Technology and Materials (Ukraine), Tomra Sorting (Norway), HEMMEL Ukraine, ECO-Baik (Ukraine) and OAK Utility Solutions and Development (Bahrain).

The Business program consisted of seven basic units and 36 presentations:

Business-Program opening
Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Communal Living of Ukraine
Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Workshop "Separate collection and transportation of solid waste. Equipment and technologies"
EC Granik (Ukraine)
SPE Rada (Ukraine)
Cross Wrap (Finland)

Workshop "Equipment for solid waste sorting"
Tomra Sorting (Norway)
ADARCO INVEST Petrosani (Romania)

Workshop "Current industrial solutions for solid waste recycling"
HSM (Germany)
Presona (Sweden)
Tehnix (Croatia)
ARTechnic (Poland)

Workshop "Waste utilization. Equipment and technologies"
Iridex Group Plastic (Romania)
KMZP (Boiler Mechanical Plant Parkhomenko, Ukraine)
ТеМа Technology and Materials (Ukraine)
Ecology of Ukraine
ERK Eckrohrkessel (Germany)
Invest Finance Company (Ukraine)

Workshop "European Waste Management experience and current situation in the Ukrainian market"
ISWA (International Solid Waste Association, Austria)
Teamnet Engineering (Romania)
State Institute of Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Tetra Pak Ukraine
Kinstellar (Ukraine)
Lion Recycling Ukraine

Presentation of planned waste management investment projects in Ukrainian regions
Zakarpattya Regional State Administration
Lviv Regional State Administration
Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration
Tehnix (Croatia)
UkrDiCement (Ukraine)
"Clean City" project
Ecosphere - Center of Resources Recovery (Ukraine)
ECO-Baik (Ukraine)
OAK (Utility Solutions and Development, Bahrain)
Kirovograd Regional State Administration
Odessa Regional State Administration

The Exhibition has been attended by over than 300 visitors.

Exhibition catalogue is available here. If you wish to receive other final materials of the event, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See you at the Waste Management 2017!