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4th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy — May 21-23, 2018 — Bergamo, Italy

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4th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy   —   May 21-23, 2018   —   Bergamo, Italy

Following the great success of the third edition held in 2016, which saw the participation of almost 300 delegates from a wide variety of countries, SUM 2018 / 4th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy will be held in the old Monastery of Saint Augustine in Bergamo upper city, in May 2018.

To achieve a virtuous application and optimization of current practice, urban mining and circular economy are dependent on the appropriate combination of three worlds (TRIANGLE concept): research and technology (private and public) / administration, economy and industry / policy and regulation. This combination is equally important in other fields of waste management, although is of paramount relevance for a Circular Economy. SUM 2018 will focus on all relevant and innovative aspects relating to these three worlds. The Symposium will last three days and will include oral sessions, a poster session and a technical tour.

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    READ MORE

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