Workshop: Industrial waste management and circular economy

SESSION E6 / / 17:40 - 19:20
Workshop: Industrial waste management and circular economy
Chair / Presidente: E. Gidarakos, M. Aivalioti (GR)

The inadequate management and disposal of industrial waste has been identified historically and continues to be so today under some conditions, particularly in developing countries, as a cause underlying severe environmental impacts, both in terms of air pollution, water quality degradation, and soil contamination. However, over time, waste has come to be viewed more and more as a valuable resource for industry, and in the same way as municipal waste, industrial waste has now been included in the urban mining concept. The traditional linear logic of take-make waste is gradually turning into a circular strategy according to which all residues should be minimized, reused, and recycled before handling and treatment prior to final disposal. The scope of this workshop is to present industrial waste management under the prism of circular economy, focusing on emerging opportunities & benefits, as well as difficulties & restrictions.

Introductory lectures:

E. Gidarakos (GR)
Industrial waste management: current situation and problems

M. Aivalioti, F.-M. Pellera, E. Gidarakos (GR)
Adoption of circular economy in industrial waste management

V. Savvilotidou, E. Gidarakos (GR)
A circular economy of critical raw materials