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Waste Management 2016 : 8th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment


When Jun 7, 2016 - Jun 9, 2016
Where Valéncia, Spain
Submission Deadline May 7, 2016
Categories    sustainable development   ecology   environment   waste management

Call For Papers


The International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment is organised every two years by the Wessex Institute. This eighth conference follows the success of previous meetings held in Cadiz (2002); Rhodes (2004); Malta (2006); Granada (2008); Tallinn (2010); the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute (2012) and Ancona (2014).

The conference provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and work on the current situation of waste management amongst professionals, researchers, government departments and local authorities. Waste Management is one of the key problems of modern society due to the ever expanding volume and complexity of discarded domestic and industrial waste. Society is increasingly aware of the need to establish better practices and safer solutions for waste disposal. This requires further investigation into disposal methods and recycling as well as new technologies to monitor landfills, industrial mining wastes and chemical and nuclear repositories. This creates a need for more research on current disposal methods such as landfills, incineration, chemical and effluent treatment, as well as recycling, clean technologies, waste monitoring, public and corporate awareness and general education. Unfortunately many of the policies adopted in the past were aimed at short term solutions without due regard to the long term implications on health and the environment, leading in many cases to the need to take difficult and expensive remedial action. The desired direction of Waste Management is towards sustainable strategies.

The approach which has emerged as the most promising has been called 4Rs, where reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery are seen as the best actions. This largely decreases the volume of waste that needs final disposal. Recovery refers to the establishment of two new classifications, those of Secondary Raw Materials (SRM) and of Refuse Derived Fuel(RDF). They both relate to useful products obtained from waste and make a shift from the mere recycle or reuse – mostly seen as a way to reduce dumping – to the valuable employment of such matter within the production cycle. Another aspect of this revolution is happening subtly and gradually by people buying waste; particularly eWaste and some types of plastic, the so-called technical waste. This is happening due to the strong demand and high price of certain new materials and the possibility of sorting out waste in developing regions of the world.

As a result, a market in Secondary Raw Materials (SRM) has developed. A major cause of concern is the implications of waste management on health and the
environment. Further steps are required towards improvement of current technologies, increased collaboration between the public, government and private sectors and increased involvement of all stakeholders. The conference discusses some of these topics and the need to arrive at suitable strategies to waste management.

Conference Topics:
Environmental impact
Reduce, reuse, recycle and recovery (4Rs)
Waste incineration and gasification
Energy from waste
Industrial waste management
Hazardous waste
Agricultural waste
Landfill optimisation and mining
Remote sensing
Thermal treatment
Emergent pollutants
Environmental remediation
Direct and indirect pretreatment of MSW
Disposal of high-level radioactive waste
Behavioural issues

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