RECUWASTE is the leading international conference on resource and waste management organized by the Maresme Waste Consortium.

In this 2021 edition, RECUWASTE I addressed the (R) evolution of resources and how changes in production and consumption, under the paradigm of the circular economy, will profoundly transform the waste sector. This will require all actors -from administrations to organizations and consumers - to think, work and act differently. During the conference, the latest technology on resource management and differences between public and private operators' were both outlined.

Clic Recycle was impressed by Giorgos Kallis' presentation and his proposed vision of growth.

The degrowth theory aims to re-politicize environmentalism. Sustainable development and its most recent progression, "green growth," tends to depoliticize genuine political antagonism between differing visions for the future. They make environmental problems technical, promising win-win solutions, and the impossible goal of perpetuating economic growth without harming the environment.

The "greening" of society argues the proponents of regrowth. Instead, we should be advocating for change in the current system, creating better or greener development. It is about imagining and applying alternative visions to modern growth-based development.

Ecology vs. Modernity.

The French press has positioned Barcelona as the Mecca for this trend.