Waste Management Forum for South-East Europe

Home > Events > Waste Management & Recycling Conference > News > • Press Releases > Waste Management Forum for South-East Europe

Show Pages

Waste Management Forum for South-East Europe

The environmental waste management approach is a key factor for the global resource-efficient and low carbon economy growth. South-East Europe successfully follows this global trend and changes its legislation with an aim to boost the progress of the sector. In order to get close to the European leaders however, the Region has to reinforce the application of  innovative technologies and international know-how.

45 speakers from 10 countries will participate in the 3-day Conference on Waste Management and Recycling ‘Save the Planet’ (29-31 May, IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria). They will share their experience and best practices, which can help the Region to face the current challenges and avoid future problems.

Experts from ACR+ will organize the session ‘How to prepare a good reduction plan through the 3R hierarchy of waste management’. Prof. Paul Connett will speak about the conception ‘Zero Waste’. The representatives of municipalities and business will get acquainted with some specific activities related to public-private partnerships, monitoring, data collection and taxation, as well as innovative recycling technologies. The session ‘Waste Collection and Separation’, organized by ENEP, will overview the collection methods of household -, electronic- and package waste. ‘Resource Efficiency and Recycling’ is another hot topic in the agenda. The third Conference day is devoted to the agriculture, landfill and wastewater biofuels.    

The  ‘Save the Planet’ Еxhibition features strong international presence - 64 % of the exhibitors are foreign companies from 14 countries which plan to launch their products or extend their network in the South-East European market.

We would like to introduce the Bulgarian exhibiting company Meva Bulgaria and some of our international partners.

Program | Registration | Exhibition | Brochure | Partners | Media PartnersE-newsletter Subscription


INTERVIEW with Mr. Tsenov, Manager of Meva Bulgaria        

- Mr. Tsenov, please present briefly Meva Bulgaria Ltd.

Meva Bulgaria was established in 1999, it is part of MEVA GROUP - founded back in 1898, and currently one of the most famous European manufacturers and suppliers of waste containers.

Which of your products and services have the widest application?

For the time being, in respect to the new Waste Act and related regulations, I would say that containers for separate waste collection and the ones for hazardous waste are our most demanded and most popular product. There is a demand for bins to be used in offices, as well as containers for separate collection of public utilities application. Containers for hazardous waste of different nature are getting more demanded, and composters and related accessories as well.

- Tell us about your projects - recently realized and future ones.

Earlier this month we launched, in cooperation with Sofia Municipality and Sofia Inspectorate, a program to promote separate collection among the youngest students. The program includes introducing to children the necessity and advantages of separate waste collection. Each school wherein we organized this campaign received as a gift a few sets of bins for separate collection. All students participated in entertaining games and competitions, and each child received a small gift helping to organize separate collection at home. I would like to say that our idea turned out a success and children responded in a very positive way to it. Particularly the campaign organized in 112th School in Sofia, which was attended by the Mayor of Sofia Municipality - Mrs. Fandakova, the Deputy Mayor - Mrs. Boyadziiska, the Director of Sofia Inspectorate - Mrs. Georgieva, as well as representatives of Ecopack Bulgaria JSC. The project currently goes on by organizing similar campaigns in other metropolitan schools.

- Are you interested in expanding your market in the neighboring to Bulgaria countries?

Our Company aims to represent MEVA GROUP in Bulgaria, so we basically strive to meet the requirements of our domestic market.

- What will you present at the Exhibition?  

Mainly different containers for separate waste collection and those for transport and storage of hazardous waste. Containers for indoor application and containers for the public utilities will also be presented.

- What are your expectations from your participation?

I look forward to promoting the products we offer, creating a lot of useful contacts with other companies in the waste management sector. We would like to get our own impressions about the development of the Bulgarian environment market.

- What kind of visitors would you like to make contacts with?

As I said before, I look forward to meeting many people interested in environment, in all aspects of this concept. Any visitor is welcome on our booth and we hope everyone will be satisfied with the created contact.



Waste Management World

As an international magazine and website, the Waste Management World brand covers every aspect of the solid waste industry for waste management professionals – including the latest legislation, technology transfer and transboundary waste transport. It provides readers with updates on the latest news, product reviews / case studies and other pertinent global and small-scale regional issues.

Waste Management World is produced in partnership with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and distributed to all of its 1,200 members combined with PennWell’s own comprehensive database (+18,000).



AT recovery

The journal  AT recovery has been informing its readership on developments and solutions to problems in mechanical process-engineering in the fields of  E-waste and metal recycling, recovered glass, waste paper, scrap car recycling, recovered timber, plastic recycling, household waste and all types of industrial waste. 5 000 copies of AT recovery will be distributed to major recycling companies in Europe and displayed at international recycling fairs.




European Network of Environmental Professionals (ENEP)

ENEP represents 22 European Environmental Organizations and over 45,000 individual professionals, making ENEP the leading environmental networking organization across Europe.  In most countries, local or national associations have been founded to represent individual environmental professionals. ENEP unites these national platforms to raise the visibility and the influence of environmental experts on the European level.

ENEP provides an arena for Environmental Professionals, Public Institutions and Private Organizations to exchange knowledge, find common solutions and shape the European environmental agenda.



ARGE Compost & Biogas Association

The ARGE Compost & Biogas Association Austria is as the umbrella organisation of the national organisations now 9 years active, can refer to numerous activities and has established itself fully in Austrian and European professional circles. The primary purpose of the ARGE is all, which supplies the plant operators and industry companies and give them a positive image and a strengthening of their existence. The Association achieves this purpose by participating in standardization, organizing training events, implementing research projects and by professional assisting in policy, regulation and laws which preserves your interests.  The ARGE is also involved in a wide extensive network between industry, science and law and has so the possibility to act for the purposes of the branch.



Exhibitions & Conferences

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition


Via Expo is a Member of:

Bulgarian Association of Recycling

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association

Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce

German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Bulgarian Industrial Association

Green tips: Learn how you can reduce the environmental impact of your daily actions, whether at home, at work or on the road.


Novel method of vulnerability assessment of simple landfills area using the multimedia, multipathway and multireceptor risk assessment (3MRA) model, China

Vulnerability assessment of simple landfills was conducted using the multimedia, multipathway and multireceptor risk assessment (3MRA) model for the first time in China. The minimum safe threshold of six contaminants (benzene, arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)], divalent mercury [Hg(II)] and divalent nickel [Ni(II)]) in landfill and waste pile models were calculated by the 3MRA model...
23/09/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Private sector participation in domestic waste management in informal settlements in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, which is grappling with the challenges of poorly managed urbanisation. With an estimated population of about 17.5 million, solid waste management is one of the most pressing environmental challenges currently faced in the city...
23/09/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

EUR 150 Mio support for a biomass and waste-fired cogeneration plant in Lithuania approved by the EC

The state owned energy group of Lithuania is building a EUR 345 million biomass and waste-fired...
19/09/16|04:40 -- enercee.net

Planning for the closure of uncontrolled landfills in Turkey to reduce environmental impacts

Landfilling is the most preferred solid waste disposal method in Turkey owing to both economic and technical reasons. However, beside the sanitary landfills there are also hundreds of uncontrolled waste sites located throughout Turkey, which are often left either abandoned or burning...
19/09/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Occupational exposure to the municipal solid waste workers in Chandigarh, India

Manual handling of municipal solid waste is of serious concern owing to emerging occupational risks. Considering this, health risks of municipal solid waste workers involved in street sweeping, waste collection, waste processing and rag picking were assessed in Chandigarh, India, using an interview schedule as a study tool...
17/09/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Sustainability assessment and prioritisation of bottom ash management in Macao

In Macao, about 7200 t yr–1 of bottom ash (BA) is generated and conventionally landfilled with construction waste. Because the properties of BA are similar to those of natural aggregates, it is suitable to be recycled as construction material...
17/09/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Construction and demolition waste generation rates for high-rise buildings in Malaysia

Construction and demolition waste continues to sharply increase in step with the economic growth of less developed countries. Though the construction industry is large, it is composed of small firms with individual waste management practices, often leading to the deleterious environmental outcomes...
17/09/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com

Multi-criteria decision making to support waste management: A critical review of current practices and methods

Solid waste management is a complex domain involving the interaction of several dimensions; thus, its analysis and control impose continuous challenges for decision makers. In this context, multi-criteria decision-making models have become important and convenient supporting tools for solid waste management because they can handle problems involving multiple dimensions and conflicting criteria...
15/09/16|05:10 -- wmr.sagepub.com


2016 edition
was realized under
the patronage of:



Long-term Supporting Partner - Austria



With the Support of:


Media Sponsor:


Official Media Partners


Official Hotel:


VIP Company: