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SESSION A6 – room 5
Landfill mining
Chair / Presidente: R. Raga (IT)

A. Winterstetter, D. Laner, E. Wille, P. Nagels, H. Rechberger, J. Fellner (AT)
Development of a resource classification framework for old landfills in flanders (Project RECLAF)

L. Morello, R. Cossu (IT)
Landfill mining of material from an old lab-scale lysimeter reactor

M. Menegaki, D. Damigos, D. Kaliampakos, S. Papagrigoriou, Z. Gaitanarou, S. Stasinos (GR)
LIFE RECLAIM: initial results from a landfill mining pilot project in Greece

I. Frantzis, D. Skoura (GR)
Landfill mining and municipal solid waste treatment: a case study in Messini area

16:40 – 17:20   Coffee Break and Poster Discussion


SESSION B6 – room 6
Urban mining in wastewater management
Chair / Presidente: B. Ruffino (IT)

F. Girotto (IT)
Recycle of adult diapers as adsorbent in Ammonia removal from wastewater

M.C. Lavagnolo, F. Garbo, R. Cossu (IT)
Wastewater management in the urban mining contest

L.M. Ottosen, A.K. Huntley, P.E. Jensen, G.M. Kirkelund (DK)
Sewage sludge ash as additional component in mortar

B. Ruffino, G. Campo, A. Cerutti, M.C. Zanetti
Recent developments for the recovery of material and energy from waste activated sludge

16:40 – 17:20   Coffee Break and Poster Discussion


SESSION C6 – room 7
NeWS: Circular economy – strategies in the different EU countries
Chair/ Presidente: D. Sciunnach (IT)

The transition from a linear to a circular economy needs a substantial reconsideration of our traditional production and consumption models. The so-called “Circular Economy Pack” issued by the European Commission at the close of 2015 represents a substantial spur for policies and practices aimed at “closing the loop”, basically through 1) a more efficient recovery of matter from the waste, and 2) the making of goods more prone to waste production prevention, or waste recycling, through smart eco-design choices.

At the moment, such policies do not emerge with the needed centrality and urgency from the European regulatory scenario that, although favourable in principle to Circular Economy practices, actually has not enhanced them with the due effectiveness until now.

Identifying the boundary conditions that do not allow a faster spreading and rooting of Circular Economy good practices requires a multivariable analysis taking into account for each Member State.

Aim of the session is the presentation of different European (and global?) “closing the loop” standards to be analyzed and compared, in order to identify regulatory obstacles, promote communication of best practices and enhance their emulation. Read more

16:40 – 17:20   Coffee Break and Poster Discussion


SESSION D6 – room 2
NeWS: Materials from the recycling of packaging waste: quality & market
Chairs/ Presidenti: L. Rigamonti, C. Santella (IT)

The session will focus on the quality of the materials obtained from the recycling of packaging waste and on their actual return to the market. In general, in fact, the recycling processes lead to a reduction of the quality of the material (i.e. the so-called phenomenon of “downcycling”): this is well known for example for paper and the mix of plastics, but a more detailed analysis should be conducted also for metals. During the melting of metal scraps, in fact, a part of impurities and alloying elements remains in the metallic phase. Moreover, the accumulation of dangerous substances, such as stabilizers, flame retardants or mineral oils, could compromise the use of secondary materials. The session will thus take stock of the existing research activities on the quality of secondary materials and their subsequent use in the market. This is of fundamental importance to understand the actual replacement of the materials produced from virgin raw materials with secondary materials. It would also help to increase the reliability of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies used as a support decision tool in the choice of technologies and treatments aimed at the sustainable use of resources and to close the loop. Read more

16:40 – 17:20   Coffee Break and Poster Discussion