SUM 2018

Wann:
21. Mai 2018 – 23. Mai 2018 ganztägig
2018-05-21T00:00:00+02:00
2018-05-24T00:00:00+02:00
Wo:
Bergamo
Italien

Following the huge success of its second edition in 2016, which registered the participation of more than 200 delegates from 40 different countries worldwide, SUM 2018 – 4th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy will be held Bergamo’s upper city, from 21st to 23rd May 2018. SUM 2018 will focus on the concept of Urban Mining and Circular Economy and the need to look beyond separate collection and the current logic of consumers responsibility, resulting in an increased recovery of resources, better quality of the same, improved environmental protection, involvement of producer responsibility and lower costs for society.

The Symposium will last three days and will include oral sessions, a poster session, startups sessions, workshop sessions and a technical tour at a real scale plant dealing with post-consumer plastic packaging.

The Symposium will include the following topics:

  1. EDUCATION AND SOCIAL ASPECTS
    ▪ Takeback programs (refund, service sharing, leasing concepts, etc)
    ▪ Recirculation pathways and markets
    ▪ Waste and wastewater avoidance and management programs
    ▪ Communication campaigns
    ▪ Educational private and public projects2. VALORIZATION OF MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
    ▪ Sources and characterization of materials resources in urban areas (MSW, commercial waste, WEE, municipal sewage sludge, construction and demolition waste, food waste, scrap tires)
    ▪ Automotive shredded residues treatment and reuse
    ▪ Oil recovery, treatment and reuse
    ▪ Water and wastewater reuse programs

    3. APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY FOR MATERIALS RECOVERY
    ▪ Technologies for the extraction of valuable materials
    ▪ Landfill mining
    ▪ Water and wastewater recovery technologies
    ▪ Sewage sludge materials recovery
    ▪ Biorefinery for material recovery

    4. ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ASPECTS
    ▪ Waste disposal fee
    ▪ Financial incentives
    ▪ Effectiveness of bans and fines

    5. POLICY AND LEGAL ASPECTS
    ▪ Technical regulations on ‘End of waste’
    ▪ Regulation ddressing the transportation of raw waste matarials (national and international transport)
    ▪ National and local regulations

    6. TOOLS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR URBAN MINING ENHANCEMENT
    ▪ Techniques of waste segregation
    ▪ Separate collection
    ▪ LCA and Environmental Impact assessment

    7. CRITICAL EMERGENT ASPECTS
    ▪ Fate of contaminants in recycling
    ▪ Carbon and water footprint of material recycling
    ▪ Urban mining: cost-benefit analysis

    8. WASTE ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN SPACE
    ▪ Waste community centres (Ecopoints, Tip shops, Waste Banks)
    ▪ Recovery of abandoned urban areas

    9. URBAN MINING AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONCEPTS IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

The deadline for short papers submission is 31st January 2018.

Website: http://urbanmining.it

Organizers: IWWG – International Waste Working Group/Eurowaste srl
Mail: info@urbanmining.it, Tel: +39 049 8726986