Last chance to register! European litter prevention summits in Versailles on 8-9 November
There are only a few seats left for next week’s two summits. AVPU, a French litter prevention organisation, is hosting both the “European Encounter for Urban Cleanliness”, and the “Stop Litter Now! Summit 2017”, on 8 & 9 November in Versailles at the renowned Lycée Hoche. One of the key themes of the encounter will be about persuasive communication – how do you convince people to do the right thing concerning litter.
Litter prevention experts from Portugal and Spain will present their experiences and solutions to achieve high levels of urban cleanliness. In particular, participants will have the chance to discover the secret behind the success of Oviedo – the city was ranked as the cleanest city in Spain – as well as other approaches by the cities of Segovia (a small city north-west of Madrid), of El Hospitalet de Llobregat (a medium-sized city close to Barcelona) and of Porto, the second largest city in Portugal with its 2.4 million inhabitants.
The joint summit will also be the opportunity for us to present our pioneering litter measurement programme, which will pave the way for Europe-wide litter data. The summits will also touch upon the importance of tackling land litter in order to tackle marine litter – the majority of marine litter comes from land – as well as the need for all actors of society to contribute to the fight against litter.