In November 30 – December 1, 2017, the III International Scientific Conference “FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT TO RESOURCE RECOVERY” was held at PNRPU.
On the first day of the conference, participants from different cities of Russia, Germany and Lithuania, as well as representatives of the department organizing the conference, spoke at the plenary session. The issues of waste management, technologies for waste treatment and disposal, as well as the results of researches performed by scientists from Russian and foreign universities and examples of the implementation of technical solutions for business structures in the field of waste management were discussed.
On the second day of the conference five sessions took place:
- Waste management in a transitional economy;
- Responsible research and innovation in the context of sustainable development;
- Design, construction and operation of environmentally friendly landfills;
- Impact of waste on the biosphere. Waste treatment technologies;
- Young researchers.
Innovations in waste management, modern technologies for monitoring natural and man-made objects, the results of introducing circular economy, environmental education, territorial waste management schemes, the best available technologies, sustainable urban development, the integration of the RRI (responsible research and innovation) concept in engineering practice to ensure sustainable development, the results of the works of young researchers in the field of waste management have been discussed at the sessions. After each report, the speakers were asked interesting questions, there were active discussions.
It should be stressed that Perm schoolchildren also took part in the conference. They shared the results of their own scientific researches of practical importance.
At the end of the conference, a solemn ceremony of awarding the authors of the most interesting reports was held; the partner organizations of the conference were given letters of thanks.
The organizers received a lot of positive feedback from the participants about the interesting content and high level of the conference’s realization.
The conference organizers, the PNRPU Department of Environmental Protection and the Regional Branch of the International Waste Working Group in Russia and NIS (IWWG – RUNISRB), thank all the participants for their invaluable contribution to the conference, for their activity and indifferent attitude to environmental issues.
We express special thanks to Bumatika LLC, Perm Pulp and Paper Company and Naue GmbH & Co for assistance in organizing the conference.
On the first day of the conference, guests from Germany, Austria and various cities of Russia spoke at the plenary session. The issues of waste management, waste treatment technologies, as well as the results of researches conducted by scientists from Russian and foreign universities, the achievements of business structures and the problems of municipalities in the field of operation and conservation of municipal solid waste landfills have been discussed. The surprise of the first day of the conference for the guests of PNRPU was the performance of a creative team of the Perm Polytechnic University — Folklore-Ethnographic Studio "Radolnitsa", dedicated to Russian traditions.
On the second day of the conference, all the reports were divided into four sessions, with the following issues discussed: Innovations in waste recycling; Modern approaches in the design, construction and operation of MSW landfills; Environmental education, formation of environmental image of enterprises, green economy; Role of young researchers in waste management. None of the speakers went unheeded: after each report interesting questions were asked, there were active discussions. Also, it is significant that the conference was attended by schoolchildren from the cities of the Perm Territory: Solikamsk and Lysva. They shared the results of environmental activities conducted in the framework of the "Save Resources" project.
The organizers of the conference — the staff of the Department of Environmental Protection of the Perm Polytechnic University thanks everyone for their invaluable contribution to the work of the conference. We look forward to further cooperation and collaboration in solving the problems of waste management and resource recovery that unite us!
The conference was organized by the Department of Environmental Protection of PNRPU and Non-commercial Enterprise “Ural Association of Environmentally Responsible Enterprises”.
Besides the foreign experts, the conference was attended by teachers and students of PNRPU, as well as representatives from more than 15 cities of Russia (Miass, Moscow, Ufa, Irkutsk, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Nizhny Tagil, etc.), dealing with the design of MSW and industrial waste landfills, urban sanitation and waste treatment technologies.
During the conference, the speakers spoke about the theory and practice of conducting research on the composition and properties of MSW; Modern technologies for collecting, transporting, sorting and recycling MSW; Design, construction and operation of landfills; Reclamation and post-maintenance of MSW disposal facilities.
Conference participants visited the new PNRPU Complex of Profound Optical-Mechanical Sorting of Waste and Materials’ Streams, got acquainted with its modern equipment.
Workshops of our European colleagues became valuable and informative for students and young scientists of the Department of Environmental Protection.