Save the Planet is the only specialized business event in Bulgaria dedicated to waste management, following the trend of replacing the ‘take, make, dispose’ model with a ‘circular economy’ approach across Europe. The exhibition’s focus is the South-East European market, which must respond timely to the growing environmental damage.
EU members from SE Europe have to recycle 70% of their construction waste, 50% of the municipal waste and 35% of biodegradable waste till 2020. They are facing numerous challenges to improve their resource efficiency and to achieve the high European waste management targets, which is why Save the Planet offers a suitable platform for introducing innovations in the sector.
The 2016 edition took place together with the complementary exhibitions Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (energy efficient technology and alternative energy, waste-to-energy) and Smart Cities (energy efficient building, intelligent transport, software and information systems). Exhibitors from 16 countries participated in the events - companies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA.
The Waste Management & Recycling Conference is also organized annually as part of the event. In the 2016 edition it included lecturers from 8 countries: Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, the USA and Romania. It was attended by company and state administration representatives from Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia, Belgium, Poland, the US, the UK, Croatia and Germany.
Exhibitors profile: Waste management; Waste collection; Waste Transport vehicles and technologies; Waste treatment equipment; Medical waste treatment and disposal; Landfills; Hazardous waste treatment and disposal; Composting technologies and Equipment; Waste-to-Energy; Thermal treatment - by direct combustion; Recycling; Plants for recycling; Products manufactured from recycled materials
Visitors profile: State administration and municipality representatives; mayors, ecologists; Investors & entrepreneurs; Landfill/Waste operators; Industry Executives from the sectors: *Waste management, *Recycling, *Ecology, *Construction, *Related industry branches (agriculture, chemical industry, packaging, food industry, etc.); Environmental organizations
Ms. Maya Kristeva