The Sardinia Symposia confirm their global relevance and international impact: over 800 abstracts have been received from 78 different countries worldwide. The highest number of contributions came from Brazil (11%), Italy (9%), China (7%) and Germany (6%). The abstracts received cover the entire range of waste management topics with a particularly strong response to Waste Minimisation and Recycling, Waste Management Strategies, Waste Management Assessment and Decision Tools, and Sanitary Landfilling.

         Other countries: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam.  



                                               width=                                                           Other topics: Waste policy and legislation, Public concern and education, Waste collection, Biological treatment, Thermal treatment, Mechanical biological treatment prior to landfilling, Integrated waste water and solid waste management, Waste management and climate change, Waste architecture and rehabilitaion of old landfills, Environmental forensics applied to waste management and contaminated soils