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SESSION A5 – room 5
NeWS: Mining food waste in an urban context
Chair/ Presidente: P. Shaw (GB)

The purpose of this session is to explore and develop connections between researchers who focus on or have an interest in management of food waste. This session will emphasize specifically food waste in urban environments, with the following purposes:

  • To identify those aspects of food waste and its management that are of the highest importance in urban settings
  • To establish where and there are connections and interactions between processes, materials and people with regard to food waste
  • To explore and identify where there is scope to make positive changes in urban food waste management through collaboration.

The session will address food waste in a range of sectors, including (but not restricted to): retail suppliers and providers of consumer foods and food products, householders, institutional catering facilities (e.g. schools), and commercial food outlets (e.g. restaurants and cafes). Read more

13:00 – 15:00   Lunch


SESSION B5 – room 6
Urban mining opportunities for different materials
Chair /Presidente: I. Bianco (IT)

L. Rigamonti, L. Biganzoli, M. Grosso (IT)
Re-use of packaging in Italy

G. De Feo, B. Cuomo, N.G. Giordano, G. Liguori, P. Pesce (IT)
Potential recovery of paper and cardboard from urban residual waste: performance analysis of municipalities in Southern Italy

V. Belgiorno, A. Cesaro, A. Voto (IT)
Urban mining of residual waste bales

X. Pierron, I. Williams, P. Shaw, V.H. Cleaver (GB)
Applying behavioural economics to exploit materials from a university distinct ur- ban mine

I.Bianco, G.A. Blengini (IT)
An analytical and flexible approach for the life cycle assessment of dimension stones

E. Ferber, R. Schmidt (DE)
Recovery of metals and alloys from grinding swarf using vacuum thermal desorption

R. Cremiato, M.L. Mastellone, L. Zaccariello (IT)
A detailed material balance of a material recovery facility performance fed by mixed packaging waste

13:00 – 15:00   Lunch


SESSION C5 – room 7
Waste architecture & circular economy
Chair / Presidente: E. Cossu (IT)

A. Artuso, E. Cossu (IT)
Waste architecture & circular economy

S. Dalzero (IT)
Waste disposal and recycling sites perspectives and contemporary approaches

I. Vestergaard, G. Martín Jiménez (DK)
Urban mining as a driver for teaching architectural design

S. Dalzero (IT)
Remains, debris, ruins. From decontamination issues and disposal to the configuration of new landscapes

13:00 – 15:00   Lunch


SESSION D5 – room 2
NeWS: The Italian framework: case law, recent developments and future perspectives for plastic scraps
Chair/ Presidente: F. Peres (IT)

The conditions to qualify as a by-product are often hard to fulfill. This is mostly true for plastic scraps, which are usually subjected to shredding operations prior to be commercialized. In fact, one of the main requirements for by-products is that they can just undergo operations of “ordinary industrial practice”. Italian case law has always refused to include shredding operations in this category, but the ruling changed with the recent decision of the Court of Cassation no. 40109/2015. However, if the plastic scraps are not qualified as by-products but as waste, the recovery operations could enjoy a simplified regime of authorization (the activities can start 90 days after the notice to the authorities) following the requirements of Ministerial Decree of 5 February 1998. In this case they become End of Waste when the outcome of the recovery is consistent with the standard UNI 10667, which will probably be revised in the next future. New developments are also expected for by-products, after the draft recently issued by the Italian Ministry of Environment concerning a ministerial decree with many clarifications (or even more) on the law requirements.

13:00 – 15:00   Lunch