Final conference Project ReBirth

You are kindly invited to attend the final ReBirth project conference


 Waste is a new beginning!

Thursday, 5 June 2014 at 10.30 am

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia,
hall a, I. floor, Dimičeva 13, Ljubljana.

Dear Madame, Sir!

Intertwining knowledge and different professional expertise is of key importance for increased recognition of wastes as a source of raw materials and to advance their recovery and use as substitutes for virgin materials. Recycled C&D wastes and wastes from thermal industrial processes, such as steel slag, fly ash, and foundry sands... are significant waste streams, which present potentially promising sources of raw materials, which can be used for construction. Through legislation and green public procurement, state and municipal authorities play an important role in the wider beneficial application of these wastes as raw materials.

Please join us on this year's World Environmental Protection Day which will be devoted to the exchange of national and foreign good practice and experience with insight gained during the ReBirth project. Foreign good practice will be presented by Mr. John Barritt, an expert on aggregates from the UK, who participated in the formation of an end-of waste protocol for quality assurance regarding aggregate production and application from recycled construction waste and steel slag ("end of waste" Quality Protocols for aggregates).


10.00 - 10.30



10.30 – 10.50

Introductory greetings

mag. Tanja Bolte, director general, Environment Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment

prof. dr. Andraž Legat, director Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute

10.50 11.05

Knowledge, the bridge from waste to resource: What has been achieved and learned - about theReBirth project

mag. Jure Leben, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute

11.05 12.00

End-of-waste status - experience from the United Kingdom's approach to quality assurance of aggregate production and application from recycled construction waste and steel slag

John Barritt, John Barritt Consulting Ltd

12.00 – 12.30

C&D wastes and industrialresidues - an excellent raw material for construction,examples of good practice from Slovenia

Primož Jurjavčič, Structum

12.30 – 13.00



13.00 – 13.30

How (not) to demolish buildings - practical examples

Mirko Šprinzer, PKG

13.30 – 13.45

The green road to development of the Šentrupert municipality

dr. Iztok Kovačič, Šentrupert municipality

13.45 – 14.00

C & D waste management from the perspective of a municipal inspector

mag. Gregor Jarkovič, Inter-municipal Inspectorate and Constabulary of municipalities Jesenice, Gorje, Kranjska Gora and Žirovnica

14.00 – 14.20

Future challenges in industrial and C&D waste recycling

doc. dr. Ana Mladenovič, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute

14.20 – 14.30

Supporting waste usage and recycling in road construction through public procurement

mag. Jure Leben,Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute





The conference is intended for producers of industrial and C&D waste, construction product users, construction operators, waste collection and recovery operators, municipal public services, project designers, municipalities, administrative units and others interested in the presented topics. The conference is being organised within the framework of Promotion of the Recycling of Industrial Waste and Building Rubble for the Construction Industry - ReBirth, which has been supported financially by the EU program LIFE+ and the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment.

Translation from Slovenian to English and visa versa will be provided.

Attendance is free of charge. Pre- registration is mandatory; please use the subsequent ELECTRONIC FORM to register.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Avtor: CCIS - Environmental Protection Department