Waste and Health

During the previous edition of Sardinia Symposium in 2017, 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. 

Therefore, we have decided to launch a Call for Abstracts for a Special session on “Waste and Health” in the context of Sardinia 2019. Those interested in submitting a paper to the Special Session should submit an abstract by the 30th of March using the online form.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of waste management practices on health
  • Epidemiological surveys
  • Public perception
  • Potential health effects of different waste management technologies
  • Communication
  • Case studies.


All accepted papers would be published in the new IWWG international Journal DETRITUS following a peer review process.