Five Best Paper Awards have been assigned during the Symposium and delivered to recipients in occasion of the Gala Dinner:
PATRIZIA CODROMAZ AWARD - Best paper on waste management practice
In memory of our beloved Patrizia, environmental engineer graduated at the University of Padova (IT), manager of the plants for treatment and disposal of municipal waste at Rea Impianti (IT). And unforgettable member of the Symposium staff.
Winner: Stefan Salhofer (AT) - "Closing material cycles – The global dimension of plastic recycling"
JOHN PACEY AWARD - Best paper on landfill gas management
In memory of Professor John Pacey, who took part in our Symposia several times and won the award "A Life for Waste" in 2005 for his great experience in landfill geotechnical work, with specific focus on landfill gas and lining evolutions.
Winner: Julia Gebert (NL) - "Assessing the efficiency of landfill aeration with a carbon mass balance approach"
KRITON CURI AWARD - Best paper on waste management in developing countries
In memory of Professor Kriton Curi, Bogazici University, Istanbul (TR), one of the main international experts in appropriate technologies for waste management in developing countries.
Winner: Jutta Gutberlet (CA) - "Waste picker rights and social inclusion: the creation of a university with knowledge democracy"
ALBERTO ROZZI AWARD - Best paper on biological treatment
In memory of Alberto Rozzi, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Milan (IT), one of international leading researchers on anaerobic digestion.
Winner: Tian Hu (CN) - "Source tracking microplastics in household biogenic waste digestate"
GIOVANNI BOZZINI AWARD - Best Italian paper
In memory of Professor Giovanni Bozzini, University of Pavia (IT), one of the Italian pioneers in the waste management research.
Winner: Giovanni De Feo (IT) - "Come un innovativo programma di educazione ambientale può aiutare il settore della gestione dei rifiuti"