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.