Waste Management 2020 : 10th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment
Waste Management 2020 : 10th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment

Waste Management 2020 : 10th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment

Madrid, Spain
Event Date: July 07, 2020 - July 09, 2020


The International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment is organised every two years by the Wessex Institute. This ninth 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); Ancona (2014); Valencia (2016) and Seville (2018).

The conference provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and works 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.

More recently these concepts have given rise to the new model of the ‘Circular Economy’, which is based on the reuse of what up to now has been considered waste, reintroducing them into the production cycle. The objective of the circular economy is to reduce consumption and achieve savings in the use of raw materials, water and energy, throughout all processing phases and during production, which ought to be as efficient as possible.

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. The conference discusses some of these topics and the need to arrive at suitable strategies to waste management.

Further steps are required towards the improvement of current technologies, increased collaboration between the public, government and private sectors and increased involvement of all stakeholders.

Call for Papers

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at the conference. Papers on other topics related to the objectives of the meeting are also welcome.

  • Environmental impact
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle and recovery (4Rs)
  • The circular economy
  • Secondary raw materials (SRM)
  • Energy from waste
  • Industrial waste management
  • Hazardous waste
  • Agricultural waste
  • Wastewater
  • eWaste
  • Landfill design and management
  • Waste monitoring
  • Thermal treatment
  • Environmental remediation
  • Municipal waste management
  • Behavioural issues
  • Health care waste
  • Decommissioning
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Waste treatment technologies and innovation
  • Emerging issues in waste management
  • Organic waste management
  • Water microbiology & bio-hydrometallurgy
  • Case studies


Waste Management 2020 : 10th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment will take place in Madrid, Spain. It’s a 3 days event starting on Jul 07, 2020 (Tuesday) and will be winded up on Jul 09, 2020 (Thursday).

Waste Management 2020 falls under the following areas: WASTE MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, etc.

Please check the official event website for possible changes before you make any travelling arrangements. Generally, events are strict with their deadlines. It is advisable to check the official website for all the deadlines.

Other Details of the Waste Management 2020

  • Short Name: Waste Management 2020
  • Full Name: 10th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment
  • Timing: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • Fees: Check the official website of Waste Management 2020
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Website Link:
  • Location/Address: Madrid, Spain

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