Our Spanish partner, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development - Regional Government of Andalusia, hosted the 2-day event that gathered multiple partners, stakeholders and high-level speakers.

The first day included presentations about the state of circular economy in Andalusia, and how circularity could be incorporated into Andalusia’s health sector purchasing processes as well as the current developments in plastics  and public procurement within the EU’s circular economy framework. 

The study visit demonstrated how the separate collection and treatment of non-hazardous waste in Seville’s university hospital Virgen del Rocío is managed, and what would be the long-term savings and impacts for local authorities and stakeholders if circular procurement practices would be systematic approach. 

The first day ended with a late evening networking get-together with the project partners and accompanying stakeholders in the downtown Seville. 

The second day included a programme both for the project partners for checking on the progress and deciding about the next steps of the project, and the stakeholders, who had the chance to visit an E-waste management company RECILEC.