OVAM – the Public Waste Agency of Flanders – prepares legislation on waste, material and soil management on behalf of the Flemish Minister for the environment. Once approved by the Flemish Government, OVAM implements the legislation and supervises its implementation. Since 1981 OVAM strives for efficient and sustainable management of waste, materials and soil. The joint efforts of OVAM, citizens, the private sector and local governments have made Flanders a leading European region in this domain. In the future OVAM wants to continue and even boost these efforts in view of achieving a true circular economy in which a sustainable management of waste, materials and soil makes new resources, materials and space available.

In URBANREC, OVAM will be involved in legislative aspects concerning the situation of bulky waste management in the regions of the project and will further provide support in the communication activities and in the implementation of educational programmes.


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» Publication Date: 02/12/2016


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 690103