Workshop: End of waste

SESSION G10 / / 17:10 - 17:40
Workshop: End of waste
Chair / Presidente: R. Cossu, A. Pivato (IT)

Promoting waste recycling is crucial to “close the loop” of raw materials. In this context, adopting sustainable End Of Waste criteria to legally establish when a waste ceases to be considered waste and obtains the status of a marketable product, is a fundamental step to achieve the objectives of a circular economy.
During the workshop, the following topics will be discussed by using the web-based platform padlet (
• Regulations: comparison between European and international regulatory principles adopted for establishing EoW criteria; performance criteria VS environmental criteria; combine technical feasibility, economic viability and environmental protection; how to develop public consensus on secondary raw materials; authorization case by case; etc.
• Applications: priority waste streams already suited to achieve EoW criteria; future waste streams suitable to achieve EoW status; general principles (technical and environmental), derived from the state of the art, which can be adopted by regulations;
• Discussion about the general End Of Waste criteria based on the experiences of the participants: does the material undergo a recovery operation?; is the material commonly used for specific purposes?; does a market or demand exist for the material?; does a market or demand exist for the material? will the use of the material lead to overall adverse environmental or human-health impacts?
Platform registration is required to attend the workshop. Willing participants can register at
Registered participants will be able to post comments and documents related to the discussion topics before the starting of Sardinia Symposium, to improve the discussion and include additional topics to the debate.
The possibility to submit a paper to a scientific journal, including the materials posted in the padlet platform (comments, documents, data, etc), will be assessed during the workshop.

Introductory lecture:

A. Pivato (IT)
The end of waste issue