EKOTECH (29.04.2021)

EKOTECH Online

Ekotech on-line packed with knowledge and novelties!

Targi Kielce has once again been pronounced the capital of innovations. Environment protection and waste management reigned supreme at  Ekotech expo, this time held in an on-line format. We still crave to have direct, face to face contacts. The web-based trade show made us feel as if we were at the fairgrounds for a moment.

The Ekotech expo in its traditional form used to be held at the end of February in the Kielce exhibition and congress centre. The annual event targeted at the environment protection and waste management industry attracts visitors from all over Poland.

Unfortunately, the pandemic made it impossible to organise the traditional trade show; however, the organisers did not give up. A virtual version of the trade fair was the best available option. The event was based on three pillars: industry conferences, product presentations and the EKONOVATOR awarding ceremony.

Waste storage and recovery - Ekotech problem-focused discussions

Over the years, conferences and seminars have become a real competitive advantage of the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Expo, a real magnet that attracts Ekotech visitors. This time meetings were also put high on the priorities list. The event organisers held the two-panels session, which discussed waste transport, municipal waste storage and recovery.

The event kicked off with the conference scheduled in cooperation with Eneris Surowce; the standards for waste bin shelter were discussed in great details.  - As a matter of fact, we must be aware of the waste regulations in place. On the one hand, we are obliged to equip shelters with five containers.  On the other hand, we have construction law which gives very general guidelines on how to build a bin shelter. These regulations stipulate only the distances from windows and passageways. - Magdalena Sułek-Domańska introduced the conference participants into the debate.   - We have just commenced the discussion about the fact that shelters can be hygienic, can fit well in the urban space - added the Communication Director at Eneris Surowce.

The conference brought together representatives of cities which already boast modern waste storage solutions. These cities have had model waste shelters for a long time. In Strzegom and Katowice, the city officials have long been into waste management, organised appropriate space for municipal waste. Wojciech Gwizdak from the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland made a very important contribution to the discussions. Mr Gwizdak emphasised the significance of shelter designing in terms of waste transport and the possibility of waste pick-up by specialised vehicles.   

Energy and waste recovery 

Circular economy and waste recycling are important topics; the Ekotech on-line expo organisers could not have neglected the opportunity to put these into the limelight.  The "Let us close the raw materials' loop - waste to energy" conference attracted representatives of clusters, universities and legal experts.

The conference was moderated by Katarzyna Błachowicz from the Waste Management and Recycling Cluster, Academy of Recycling. The role of closing the waste cycle was strongly emphasised - We see great potential in waste, bio-waste management - said the session chair leader at the beginning of the meeting.

Jakub Pulka, PhD.  from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań, told more about a waste-to-energy generation on the example of bio-waste used in biogas plants. The circular bioeconomy in the context of the cascade use of waste bio-resources was discussed by Engineer Danuta Ciechańska, PhD. Hab., a vice president of the board of the Bioeconomy Cluster Association. The new circular models are regarded an important aspect in the waste-to-energy process - Magdalena Muradin PhD. from the University of Economics in Poznań discussed this aspect in great details at Ekotech on-line. The conference proceedings were recapitulated by attorney  Katarzyna Wolny-Tomczyk of ECO LEGAL Attorneys and Legal Counsel House. The speaker presented the RDF potential and how much of the prospect is wasted in Poland.

Novelties and awards at Ekotech

The virtual Ekotech Expo offered much more than products presentations, ecological and municipal investments. The innovative solutions gained accolades and distinctions. 

This year's ECONOVATOR award was presented to three companies. The jury panel composed of experts recognised  T-Master for the Individual Waste Segregation System, HSM for the HSM V-Press 860E vertical baler and Bergmann Polska for the Roll-Packet RP7700-E (the version with electric drive).

The Bin Shelter Programme of the Energis Surowce also deserved a distinction. The jury panel emphasised the innovative nature of the programme, how much it benefits and enhances municipal waste collection in residential buildings. 

Ekotech invites you to the traditional meeting; join us in February 2022.

 

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