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Date: 5-7 April 2016
Frequency: Annual
Sequence: 8th edition
Organizer: Via Expo
Venue: Sofia, Inter Expo Center

The 2015 edition of Save the Planet proved its position as one of the business platforms in Bulgaria and South-East Europe. It presented new technologies covering the whole process of waste management: treatment, transport, collection, disposal, recovery and recycling. The countries from the Region are facing numerous challenges to improve their resource efficiency and to achieve the high European waste management targets. They are streamlining the legislation and introducing new facilities in cities, landfill sites and industry enterprises.

The 2015 Edition at a Glance

Once again Austria was a supporting country due to its remarkable achievements. They were demonstrated at the traditional Austrian Pavilion, the realization of which was supported by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Sofia

The exhibition featured a strong international presence - 71% of the participants were from abroad. Direct exhibitors from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Switzerland showcased their latest solutions.

A new highlight during 2015 was the Italian Participation.

Save the Planet and the parallel events attracted visitors from 37 countries – 22% from them were from abroad.

Post Event Report 2015



Anelia Karanova: +359 32/512899, 32/393958, nelly@viaexpo.com



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Via Expo is a Member of:

Bulgarian Association of Recycling

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association

Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce

German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Bulgarian Industrial Association

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Veolia acquires Dutch plastics recycler and reprocessing company

AKG Kunststof Groep of the Netherlands manufactures a range of PP granulates from commercial, industrial and postconsumer plastics.
03/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Alter Trading to invest in separation plant

Scrap company’s ATP facility is designed to upgrade shredded nonferrous metals.
03/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Takeuchi hires new Southeast regional business manager

Steve DePriest will manage dealer relationships for compact equipment maker.
03/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Cat introduces Inspect Mobile app

Equipment company says its new app improves the machine inspection process.
03/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Bandit adds three new dealers

Wood processing equipment company expands presence to Alabama, Georgia and northwestern U.S.
03/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Ecomondo 2015 set for November in Italy

Expo dedicated to the green economy will feature new components highlighting water and public transport.
03/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

SPI plans to highlight plastics recycling at Pack Expo

Association will preview its “Plastics Market Watch: Plastics in Packaging” report.
03/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Michigan county considering recycling-related penalties

Kent County prepares to fine residents for inappropriate items taken to dropoff centers.
03/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Advanced Chemical Co. hires sales director

David Farnum has previous experience in the precious metals industry.
02/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

New York’s SAFE electronics disposal events spotlighted

Representatives from Electronic Recyclers International, Veolia and NY Dept. of Sanitation featured on local news segment.
02/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Recycled tin accounts for one-third of production

Global estimate by ITRI based on survey of world’s tin producers.
02/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Tantalum Recycling expands processing capacity

Company adds $1 million in chemical processing improvements.
02/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

New York State Recycling Conference to host food recovery workshop

Workshop opens the event, scheduled for Nov. 4-6, 2015.
02/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Norsk Hydro invests in additional testing equipment

Norwegian aluminum maker says the ultrasonic equipment, already used at a recycling facility, offers automated quality control for automotive alloys.
02/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com

Casella appoints industry veteran to board of directors

William P. Hulligan is the former president and chief operating officer of Progressive Waste Solutions.
02/09/15|07:00 -- recyclingtoday.com


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Long-term Supporting Partner - Austria




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