Within the framework of ECOVAL Sudoe, a meeting to discuss the impact and replicability of the project was held at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse) between the 13th and the 16th of July. Almudena Hospido, in representation of BioGroup (CRETUS) met with peers Mathilde Besson and Etienne Paul, on behalf of INSA Toulouse and the Toulouse Biotechnology Institute.

The main object of discussion was the work planning for joint tasks of the ECOVAL project and the activities related to the comprehensive urban organic waste management model and measurement of its social and legal impact; and the replicability and transfer of the business model and its environmental and economic assessment.

The city model of Toulouse, where the meeting was held, was also a case of study for the attendees because of its implementation of the bio-waste collection since 2019. Chloé Maisanno, head of the “Observatoire Régional des Déchets et de l’Economie Circulaire en Occitanie – ORDECO” (Regional Observatory of Waste and Circular Economy in Occitania) showed her interest in the development of the project and participated at the last session on Friday morning.

The participants concluded that the meetings were a success in achieving their objectives and took the opportunity to exchange results and approaches taken in each of the laboratories. A follow-up reunion will take place in October.