3 Countries, 3 Waste Solutions

The ever increasing usage of packaging materials has multilpied per capita waste volume in the last few decades. Waste prevention is ahead of waste recycling within the European Waste Framework Directive.

In the Upper Rhine Valley, 3 countries and numerous approaches to addressing waste come together. In Basel, waste is collected in undisturbing underground containers. This solution results in low costs and low levels of odor disturbance. In Alsace, farmers have joined together in an effort to use rotten food from trade and catering companies for biogas production. On the German side of the Rhine, former landfill sites are being transformed into energy mountains that use landfill-gas, solar power and wind power to generate electricity.

Lectures, excursions and discussions with experts will present you with these best practices in the 3 country Upper Rhine Valley region.