Symposium programme

The Symposium structure will include 6 parallel tracks of oral sessions, NetWorking sessions (NeWS), e-posters and virtual technical tours.

The traditional oral sessions will be organized as a set of oral presentations, followed by a moderated live discussion in which speakers will answer the questions received by the attendees in the Q&A box.

The NetWorking sessions are primarily focused on open discussion among participants, so they will be highly interactive live-streamed sessions, during which attendees can join the debate with camera and microphone. The sessions will be opened by short introductory lectures that will kick-start the critical discussion among participants.

E-posters will be made available to Symposium delegates as PDF files, accessible on-demand throughout the conference. Attendees will be able to comment and ask questions to the authors via Q&A and chat.

As per tradition, the Symposium will also include two technical tours which this year will be held virtually. Detailed info will be available soon.

Click on the session titles to discover the full list of presentations and speakers in each session.

Download the daily programme (updated on 18/11/2020).


  • Energy and resources

  • Management and strategies

  • Material recovery

  • Circular economy of water and wastewater

  • Closing the loop

  • Education, communication and social aspects

  • Circular cities and waste architecture

Wednesday 18 November 2020

12:00 - 13:00
UTC +1

OPENING SESSION

Chair. Maria Cristina Lavagnolo

13.15 - 14.30
UTC +1

14:45 - 16:00
UTC +1

session A1

IWWG Task group on Waste Biorefinery

Chairs: Aldo Muntoni (IT), Luca Alibardi (GB)

session B1

Circular economy flows at different territorial scale

Chair: Daniel Monfort (FR)

session C1

Accounting of C&D generation

Chair: Lisbeth Ottosen (DK)

session D1

Circular cities I

Chair: Kerstin Kuchta (DE)

16:15 - 17:30
UTC +1

session A2

Anaerobic digestion

Chair: Cristopher Eden (GB)

session C2

Treatment of C&D waste

Chair: Mohamed Osmani (GB)

session D2

Circular cities II

Chair: Kerstin Kuchta (DE)

session E2

Esperienze a livello locale

Chair:Lucia Rigamonti (IT)

17:45 - 18:30
UTC +1

TECHNICAL TOUR: Bolzano Waste-To-Energy plant

Chair: Marco Ragazzi (IT) - Guest: M. Palmitano (IT)

Thursday 19 November 2020

13:15 - 14:30
UTC +1

session A4

Recovery of refuse derived fuels (RDF)

Chair: Costas Velis (UK)

session B4

Community based solutions for urban mining and circular economy

Chairs: Cristina Lavagnolo, Cecilia Bruni (IT)

session C4

Textile waste and apparel

Chair: Andreas Bartl (AT)

session D4

Strategies and decision models in Circular Economy

Chair: Marco Ritzkowski (DE)

session F4

Companies Forum

14:45 - 16:00
UTC +1

session C5

Management of plastic solid waste

Chair: Susan Thorneloe (US)

session D5

Minimization and ecodesign

Chair: Laura Badalucco (IT)

session E5

Food and organic waste

Chair: Christian Zurbruegg (AT)

Friday 20 November 2020

11:45 - 13:00
UTC +1

SINGLE USE PLASTICS: TRANSITION TOWARDS THE FUTURE

Chairs: Alessandra Bonoli, Maria Cristina Lavagnolo (IT)

13:15 - 14:30
UTC +1

session A6

Management of residual waste from circular economy

Chairs: Raffaello Cossu, Valentina Grossule (IT)

session C6

Strategies and resources from industrial waste

Chair: Kaimin Shih (HK)

session D6

Strategies in WEEE management I

Chair: Pierre Hennebert (FR)

session E6

NeWS: Recoding Infrastructure

Chair: Paolo Carli (IT)

14:45 - 16:00
UTC +1

session A7

Landfill mining

Chair: Roberto Raga (IT)

session B7

News: E-Waste management behaviours

Chair: Ian Williams (GB)

session C7

Recovery of materials from the urban water cycle

Chair: Dongbei Yue (CN)

session D7

Strategies in WEEE management II

Chair: Julia Wolf (DE)

16:15 - 17:00
UTC +1

TECHNICAL TOUR: Dismeco treatment plant

Chair: Alessandra Bonoli (IT)

Poster session