Fifth Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy
VIRTUAL EVENT / 18-20 November 2020

IN MAY 2022!

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SUM 2020

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Read the programme of SUM 2020

Over 250 scientific presentations structured in 6 parallel tracks of oral sessions, NetWorking sessions, posters, virtual technical tours and much more.

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Rewatch the opening session

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Symposium Proceedings

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About SUM 2020

The Symposium, originally planned for 18-20 May 2020 in Bologna (Italy), has been rescheduled for 18-20 November 2020 and converted to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 emergency. Although the health and safety of our participants is our top priority, we remain strongly committed to continuing to foster the diffusion of scientific knowledge, even in these difficult times. This is the reason why we have decided to convert SUM 2020 to a fully virtual conference.

The event will be partnering with another prestigious IWWG event: Venice 2020 – 8th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, already scheduled to take place from 16-19 November 2020.

SUM 2020 counts on the Scientific Support of the Universities of Padova, Bologna and several other Italian and foreign universities.

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 2020 will focus on all relevant and innovative aspects relating to these three worlds.

Advantageous conditions will be offered to companies wishing to display their practical experience and innovative technologies. Meeting opportunities will also be created to foster cooperation between those involved in industrial production and material recycling.

Coordinated by

  • Alessandra Bonoli
    University of Bologna (IT)
  • Raffaello Cossu
    University of Padova (IT)
  • Fabio Fava
    University of Bologna (IT)
  • Maria Cristina Lavagnolo
    University of Padova (IT)

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