NEW TOPIC | Waste and Health

by Raffaello Cossu

During Sardinia 2017 last year we had the opportunity to discuss with a group of Hygienists about Waste and Health. Without doubt this issue is currently fundamental in the field of waste management, as it represents one of the main population concerns associated with the acceptance of WM facilities. For this reason, a clear stance to this regard should be assumed by scientists. Unfortunately however, the discussion developed in Sardinia 2017 made us realize that there is a dangerous lack of communication among scientists, with no reciprocal transfer of knowledge and discussion of experiences. Dangerous because, as a consequence, we leave the population open to fake news and biased opinion manipulation.

I have therefore decided to propose a call for abstracts for a number of Special sessions on “Waste and Health” to be included in the main conference programme.


Abstracts shall address, among others, the following topics: water, air & soil pollution - microplastics - environmental crimes - legislation - workers perception and safety - information: making science accessible to the general public.

Submit an abstract on Waste and Health.