Bruno De Wilde is the Laboratory Manager of Organic Waste Systems (OWS) in Ghent, Belgium for whom he has worked for more than 30 years already. In this capacity, he manages biodegradation, composting and digestion tests and consultancy services as well as waste analyses and inspection activities, supervising a team of 80 people. Bruno De Wilde has authored or co-authored about 30 scientific articles. Besides he is an active participant of several ISO and CEN working groups in this field and each year gives about 10 presentations on this topic at international conferences and company workshops. He also works as an expert on biodegradable plastics for the European Commission. He took his MSc in Agricultural Engineering at the State University of Ghent in 1983, spent another year in the Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and then worked in an R&D project on making energy from biomass though biogasification in Indonesia for 4 years prior to joining Organic Waste Systems.