International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Tinos island, Greece, 02-04, July, 2015

The 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management was held in Tinos island, Greece, 02-04, July, 2015. The conference was organised by National Technical University of Athens, together with the Municipality of Tinos in Collaboration with the European Compost Network, under the umbrella of Life + Programme.

The three-day professional event took place at the Museum of Marble Crafts, in Pirgos, on the island of Tinos and EU-HCWM was presented.

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The Conference’s aim was to address the significant issue of sustainable solid waste management through the promotion of safe practices & effective technologies. The Conference focused mainly on modern solid waste technologies. It was aimed to stimulate the interest of scientists and citizens and inform them about the latest developments in the field of municipal solid waste management.

Separation at source, Biological Treatment, the treatment at central facilities, waste prevention & separation at source with emphasis on biowaste, integrated waste management in islands and generally isolated areas also constitute priority subjects. Special attention was drawn on the challenges of the Waste Framework Directive & the products produced of solid waste, such as: biofuels, compost, materials, etc.

The Conference provided an opportunity to bring together scientists & professionals from government departments, Municipalities, private institutions, research & education institutions, being a forum for the exchange of the most recent ideas, techniques & experiences in all areas of solid waste management.

The EU-HCWM project was presented on the second day of the Conference at Session 10 ‘’Management of Hospital Waste’’ by Mr. Themis Kasampalis of SIGMA Consultants Ltd, whereas a short presentation and dissemination of informative material took place at the opening session of the Conference.

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