SUM 2018

Monastero di Sant’Agostino
Bergamo (BG) Italia

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Dopo lo straordinario successo della terza edizione, che ha visto la partecipazione di oltre 200 delegati provenienti da 40 paesi diversi, siamo lieti di annunciare il SUM 2018 – 4° Simposio sull’Urban Mining e Circular Economy. Il SUM 2018 si terrà a Bergamo dal 21 al 23 maggio 2018. Il Simposio si focalizzerà sul concetto di Urban Mining e Circular Economy e sulla necessità di guardare oltre la raccolta differenziata e l’attuale approccio basato sulla responsabilità del consumatore, puntando a minori costi per la collettività, maggiore recupero di risorse, maggiore tutela dell’ambiente e crescente coinvolgimento della responsabilità dei produttori.

Il Simposio durerà tre giorni e sarà organizzato in sessioni orali, una sessione poster, workshops, sessioni dedicate alle startup e visite tecniche guidate ad impianti di settore.

Il Simposio tratterà i seguenti argomenti:

1. EDUCAZIONE, PARTECIPAZIONE PUBBLICA ED ASPETTI SOCIALI

2. VALORIZZAZIONE DI MATERIALI E RISORSE

3. TECNOLOGIE PER IL RECUPERO DI MATERIALI E RISORSE

4. ASPETTI ECONOMICI E FINANZIARI

5. ASPETTI NORMATIVI E LEGALI

6. STRUMENTI PER IL RECUPERO DI MATERIALI E RISORSE

7. ASPETTI CRITICI DELL’ATTUALE SISTEMA DI RACCOLTA DIFFERENZIATA

8. ARCHITETTURA NELLA GESTIONE DEI RIFIUTI E RECUPERO DI SPAZI URBANI

9. RECUPERO DI RISORSE ED ECONOMIA CIRCOLARE NEI PAESI IN VIA DI SVILUPPO

Il termine per l’invio dello short paper è il 31 Gennaio 2018.

Organizzatore: IWWG – International Waste Working Group

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SUM 2018

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 projects
 
2. 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.

Organizers: IWWG – International Waste Working Group/Eurowaste srl

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