18th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WASTE MANAGEMENT
AND SUSTAINABLE LANDFILLING / 11-15 OCTOBER 2021

Workshop: Management of C&D Waste I

SESSION D09 / 13 October 2021 / 15:00 - 16:30

Workshop: Management of C&D Waste I

Chair / Presidente: Oumaya Marzouk (FR), Issam Srour (LB), Gaetano Di Mino (IT)


In developed countries, there is a growing interest and understanding of the social, environmental, and economic impact of C&D waste management. This is leading to a growth in the recycling market alleviating the pressure on landfills. In contrast, developing & lower-income countries (DLIC) fall behind in terms of recycling and, generally, in implementing effective C&D waste management practices. Large amounts of waste are sent to landfills and, in some countries, even larger amounts are dumped illegally in environmentally sensitive areas (e.g., riverbeds, hillsides). As the management of C&D waste is a multidimensional issue that incorporates political, institutional, social, environmental, and economic aspects, practitioners and researchers in DLICs should focus on these different aspects to design and implement a sustainable management system. Therefore, the objective of Session 1 is to discuss and share findings on: Good C&D waste management practices and feedback / Political instrument / C&D supply chain and logistics / Economic aspects / Sustainable development approach / Adapted technological transfer / C&D waste management standards and tools. The workshop will continue in the next session.