Welcome Recycling Congress 2024

The inaugural Global Congress on Recycling and Waste Management was a remarkable testament to the adaptability and innovation in addressing the challenges posed by the current global situation. We are thrilled to announce that preparations are already underway for the Global Congress on Recycling and Waste Management which is in Rome, Italy during  October 21-22, 2024 will continue its tradition of providing an invaluable platform for scientists, researchers, and professionals hailing from diverse sectors to converge, exchange knowledge, ideas, and innovative solutions in the realm of environmental sustainability.

The objectives of Recycling Congress 2024, which encompass the exchange of the latest research findings, the dissemination of cutting-edge research methodologies, and the facilitation of international and interdisciplinary collaborations, hold paramount importance in advancing the collective knowledge within these critical fields. The participation of internationally acclaimed speakers and experts from industry partners is poised to enrich the learning experience for attendees.

Recycling Congress 2024 comprehensive two-day agenda, comprising plenary sessions, keynote addresses, educational workshops, interactive panel discussions, and networking opportunities, has been thoughtfully crafted to provide valuable insights and foster connections among participants. The concerted effort to unite eminent academic scientists, researchers, and scholars underscores the conference's dedication to promoting cooperation and the exchange of knowledge.

For those with a keen interest in Waste and Recycling, Waste Management Fields, and Environmental Sustainability, Recycling Congress 2024 presents a golden opportunity to learn from esteemed experts, share research discoveries, and engage with like-minded peers. The conference's commitment to introducing newcomers to the field and showcasing innovative tools and approaches adds an extra layer of allure to this remarkable event.

Why do you need to attend a Recycling conference?

For Professionals in the Recycling Industry:

• Stay Updated on the Latest Trends and Technologies: Conferences showcase cutting-edge innovations in recycling technology, processing methods, and material recovery, giving you a competitive edge in the industry.

• Network with Industry Leaders and Experts: Connect with potential partners, collaborators, and investors, building valuable relationships that can advance your career and business.

• Learn Best Practices and Improve Efficiency: Discover new approaches to waste management, operational improvements, and cost-reduction strategies, leading to a more sustainable and efficient operation.

• Gain Continuing Education Credits: Many conferences offer continuing education credits for professional certifications, allowing you to maintain your credentials and stay relevant in the field.

• Contribute to the Industry Dialogue: Share your expertise and insights through presentations, workshops, or panel discussions, influencing the future direction of the recycling industry.

For Environmental Activists and Sustainability Advocates:

• Gain Knowledge and Inspiration: Learn about the latest research, policies, and initiatives addressing global waste challenges, fueling your passion and commitment to environmental action. 

• Connect with Like-Minded Individuals and Organizations: Build networks with other passionate individuals and organizations working towards a sustainable future, fostering collaboration and amplifying your impact. 

• Discover Innovative Solutions and Strategies: Explore cutting-edge recycling technologies, circular economy models, and community engagement approaches, gaining valuable knowledge to implement in your own initiatives. 

• Stay Informed about Policy Developments and Advocacy Opportunities: Learn about the latest policy developments and regulatory frameworks impacting the recycling industry, identifying opportunities to advocate for positive change.

• Share Your Ideas and Perspectives: Contribute to the discussion on waste management solutions, shaping the future of sustainable practices and policies. 

For Students and Researchers: 

• Explore Career Opportunities and Network with Professionals: Build connections with potential employers and mentors within the recycling industry, gaining valuable insights into career paths and professional development opportunities. 

• Learn from Leading Experts and Gain New Perspectives: Discover cutting-edge research findings, innovative technologies, and diverse perspectives on waste management, broadening your knowledge and fueling your research interests. 

• Develop Your Skills and Expertise: Attend workshops, participate in discussions, and engage in networking opportunities to hone your research skills, communication abilities, and professional development. 

• Present Your Research and Gain Recognition: Submit your research findings for poster presentations or talks, sharing your work with a wider audience and gaining valuable feedback from experts. 

• Stay Ahead of the Curve in the Field: Keep abreast of the latest advancements and trends in recycling research, preparing you for future opportunities and contributions to the field.

What's new this year?

50+ Great Speakers

Discover a constellation of brilliance with our curated selection of 50+ extraordinary speakers! From industry titans to influential thought leaders, these luminaries ignite inspiration and drive change across diverse arenas. Uncover groundbreaking insights from tech innovators, absorb wisdom from visionary leaders, and be moved by impassioned storytellers. Join this unparalleled gathering of minds as they share expertise, motivate change, and reshape the world with their unparalleled knowledge and visionary outlooks!

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15+ Keynote Speakers

Unveiling a cadre of 15+ exceptional keynote speakers, each a beacon of insight and inspiration! These thought leaders and visionaries bring diverse expertise, from cutting-edge tech to transformative leadership strategies. Engage with their captivating narratives, glean wisdom from their experiences, and absorb their visionary perspectives. Join this exclusive assembly of minds poised to ignite motivation, drive change, and chart new frontiers in innovation, leadership, and personal growth!

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10+ Workshops & Exhibitions

Embark on a dynamic journey with our array of 10+ immersive workshops and exhibitions! Dive into hands-on sessions led by industry experts, unlocking new skills and strategies in diverse fields. Explore interactive exhibits showcasing cutting-edge technologies, innovative products, and groundbreaking ideas. Engage, learn, and network in these vibrant spaces, gaining invaluable insights and forging connections that inspire growth, innovation, and advancement across various industries!

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Organizing Committee Members

Inspiring minds, stirring change, and leaving an indelible mark—our notable speakers, your brilliance lit up our conference stage.

Dr. Lorena De Medina-Salas

Dr. Lorena De Medina-Salas

Universidad Veracruzana in Veracruz
Anissa Eddhahak

Dr Anissa Eddhahak

Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM – Paris)
Ilker Ugulu

Ilker Ugulu

Usak University
Dr. Roger Achkar

Dr. Roger Achkar

Founder of the Global Waste Cleaning Network (GWCN)
Global Waste Cleaning Network (GWCN)
Scientific Sessions
  • Recycling Innovations
  • Sustainable Materials Management
  • Environmental Policy and Regulations
  • Recycling and Industry Partnerships
  • Recycling Technologies Showcase
  • Waste Management Techniques
  • E-Waste Recycling and Management
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Wastewater Recycling
  • Paper Recycling
  • Industrial Waste Recycling
  • Chemical Waste Recovery
  • Food Waste Recycling
  • Agricultural Waste Recycling
  • Rubber Recycling
  • Metal and Plastic Recycling
  • Circulatory Economy
  • Thermal Waste Recovery
Key Takeaways
  • Recycling Basics
  • Environmental Impact of Recycling
  • Recycling Processes
  • Recycling Materials
  • Glass Recycling
  • Electronic Waste (e-waste) Recycling
  • Textile Recycling
  • Battery Recycling
  • Composting
  • Hazardous Waste Recycling
  • Industrial Recycling
  • Single-Stream Recycling
  • Waste Reduction and Minimization
  • Upcycling
  • Downcycling
  • Recycling Contamination
  • Recycling Challenges
  • Waste Hierarchy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Recycling Legislation and Regulations
  • Recycling Market and Industry Trends
  • Recycling Technology and Innovation
  • Recycling in Construction and Building Materials
  • Ocean Plastic Pollution and Recycling Efforts
  • The Future of RFecycling and Sustainability
  • Circular Economy Principles
  • Sustainable Materials Management
  • Waste Reduction Strategies
  • Plastic Recycling and Alternatives
  • Food Waste Reduction and Recycling
  • Agriculture Waste Management
  • Medical Waste Recycling
  • Packaging Waste Reduction
  • Waste-to-Energy Technologies
  • Composting and Organic Waste Recycling
  • Water Pollution Prevention
  • Air Quality and Pollution Control
Who Can Attend..??
  • Recycling Researchers
  • Entrepreneurs or Stakeholders
  • Policy Makers
  • Industry Professionals
  • Marketing, Advertising and Promotion Agency Executives
  • Environmental Academia’s
  • Recycling Associations
  • Ecologists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Waste Management Associations
  • Environmentalists
Scientific Sessions
Session 01: Recycling Innovations

Recycling innovations encompass ground breaking technologies and practices that are revolutionizing the recycling industry. These advancements aim to make recycling more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. From advanced sorting systems to innovative recycling processes, these innovations are critical in our quest to reduce waste, conserve resources, and promote sustainability. They play a pivotal role in addressing modern environmental challenges and shaping a greener, more sustainable future.

 • Technological Advancements

 • Policy and Incentives

 • Sustainable Solutions 

 • Specific Material Innovation

Session 02: Sustainable Materials Management

Sustainable Materials Management is an approach that focuses on optimizing the use of materials and resources throughout their lifecycle, from production to consumption and disposal. It emphasizes reducing waste, conserving resources, and minimizing environmental impacts. By promoting responsible production, consumption, and waste management practices, Sustainable Materials Management contributes to environmental protection, economic efficiency, and long-term sustainability. It's a key strategy in the transition to a circular economy and plays a vital role in minimizing the environmental footprint of products and materials.

 • Lifecycle Perspective

 • Resource Conservation

 • Economic Benefits

Session 03: Environmental Policy and Regulations

Environmental policy and regulations encompass a set of laws, rules, and guidelines established by governments and regulatory bodies to safeguard the environment. These policies aim to address various environmental issues, including pollution control, resource conservation, and ecosystem protection. By setting standards and guidelines for industries, businesses, and individuals, environmental policy and regulations work to mitigate environmental harm, promote sustainable practices, and ensure compliance with legal requirements.

 • Circular Economy

 • Green Finance

 • Environmental Technology and Innovation

 • Trade and Environment

 • Education and Public Awareness

Session 04: Recycling and Industry Partnerships

Recycling and industry partnerships refer to collaborations between the recycling sector and various industries, such as manufacturing, retail, and municipalities, with the goal of advancing sustainable waste management practices. These partnerships are essential for creating a closed-loop system where materials are efficiently reused, reducing waste and environmental impact. By working together, industries can develop innovative solutions, improve recycling infrastructure, and enhance the overall sustainability of their operations. 

 • Public-Private Partnerships

 • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

 • Industry Consortiums and Collaborations

 • Community-Industry Partnerships

Session 05: Recycling Technologies Showcase

The Recycling Technologies Showcase is an event that brings together industry leaders, innovators, and experts to showcase the latest advancements and technologies in the field of recycling. The showcase provides a platform for companies to exhibit their innovative recycling solutions, ranging from plastic recycling to e-waste recycling and more. Attendees can learn about cutting-edge recycling technologies, network with industry professionals, and gain insights into the future of recycling. 

 • AI-Powered Sorting Systems

 • Chemical Recycling

 • Plasma Gasification

 • Advanced Composting

 • Recycling Robots

 • Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Filaments

Session 06: Waste Management Techniques

Waste management techniques encompass a range of methods and strategies designed to handle, control, and reduce waste in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner. These techniques include waste collection, transportation, recycling , composting, incineration, and landfill disposal. The goal of waste management is to minimize the environmental impact of waste while optimizing resource recovery and energy production. Effective waste management techniques are essential for conserving resources, preventing pollution, and promoting a more sustainable and cleaner environment.

Session 07: E-Waste Recycling and Management

E-Waste (Electronic Waste) recycling and management refer to the responsible and eco-friendly handling of discarded electronic devices and equipment, such as computers, smartphones, and televisions. This specialized branch of waste management involves collecting, processing, and recycling electronic waste to recover valuable materials while mitigating environmental and health risks associated with improper disposal. E-waste recycling not only conserves resources but also reduces hazardous e-waste pollution, making it a crucial practice in today's digital age.

 • The Growing E-Waste Crisis

 • Policy and Regulatory Landscape

 • Technological Innovation and Solutions

 • The Future of E-Waste Recycling

Session 08: Solid Waste Management

Solid waste management is a comprehensive approach to the collection, transportation, disposal, and recycling of solid waste materials, such as household garbage, industrial waste, and construction debris. The primary goal of solid waste management is to minimize the environmental impact of waste while optimizing resource recovery and promoting public health and safety. It involves the implementation of efficient waste collection systems, sustainable disposal methods, recycling programs, and environmental initiatives to reduce waste generation.

 • Waste Generation and Characterization

 • Waste Collection and Transportation

 • Waste Processing and Treatment

  • Future Trends and Innovations

Session 09: Wastewater Recycling

Wastewater recycling, also known as water reclamation or water reuse, is the process of treating and purifying wastewater to make it safe for reuse in various applications. This sustainable approach helps conserve water resources, reduce pollution, and minimize the strain on freshwater sources. Wastewater recycling involves advanced treatment technologies to remove contaminants and pathogens, making the water suitable for purposes like agricultural irrigation, industrial processes, and even potable water supply.

 • Wastewater Treatment Technologies

 • Applications of Recycled Water

 • Policy and Regulatory Landscape

 • Emerging Trends and Innovations

Session 10: Paper Recycling

Paper recycling is the practice of collecting, processing, and reusing paper and paper products to minimize waste and promote sustainability. This essential aspect of recycling helps conserve valuable resources and reduce the environmental impact of paper production. The process typically involves the collection of used paper, the removal of contaminants, and the creation of recycled paper products, such as newspapers, cardboard, and office paper.

 • Deinking Technologies

 • Closed-Loop Systems in Paper Recycling

 • Innovations in Paper Recycling Technologies

 • Life Cycle Assessment of Paper Products

Session 11: Industrial Waste Recycling

Industrial waste recycling is a critical practice aimed at managing and repurposing waste generated by industrial processes and manufacturing. It involves the collection, separation, and processing of various industrial byproducts, such as scrap metal, plastics, chemicals, and hazardous materials, with the objective of reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainability. Recycling industrial waste not only minimizes disposal costs but also conserves resources, reduces energy consumption, and mitigates pollution.

 • Waste Stream Analysis in Industries

 • Closed-Loop Systems for Industrial Waste

 • In-Plant Recycling Processes

 • Waste Heat Recovery in Industries

Session 12: Chemical Waste Recovery

Chemical waste recovery is the process of collecting, treating, and reusing or recycling hazardous waste materials that are generated during various industrial processes. These waste materials may include acids, solvents, and other chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and human health if not disposed of properly. The recovery process involves separating and purifying the waste materials so that they can be reused or recycled in other processes, reducing the need for new raw materials and minimizing the impact on the environment.

  • Chemical Recovery Technologies

 • Metal Recovery from Chemical Waste

 • Chemical Waste-to-Energy Conversion

 • Adsorption and Absorption Technologies

 • Waste Acid Recycling

Session 13: Food Waste Recycling

Food waste recycling is the process of converting food waste into useful products such as compost, animal feed, and biofuels. The process involves collecting food waste from households, restaurants, and other food establishments, and then processing it through various methods such as composting, anaerobic digestion, and mechanical biological treatment. The end product is then used to enrich soil, feed animals, or generate energy. Food waste recycling helps to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps to preserve natural resources. 

 • Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste

 • Vermicomposting

 • Bioenergy Production from Food Waste

 • Food Waste-to-Animal Feed Conversion

Session 14: Agricultural Waste Recycling

Agricultural waste recycling involves the proper disposal and recycling of waste generated from agricultural activities. This waste includes crop residues, animal manure, and other organic materials. Recycling agricultural waste can be done through composting, where the waste is decomposed and converted into nutrient-rich compost that can be used as fertilizer. Additionally, anaerobic digestion can be used to convert agricultural waste into biogas, which can be used as a renewable energy source. Recycling agricultural waste helps to reduce pollution, conserve resources, and promote sustainable agricultural practices. It also contributes to soil fertility and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.

Session 15: Rubber Recycling

Rubber recycling is the eco-conscious process of collecting and repurposing rubber materials, such as tires and rubber products, to minimize waste and promote sustainability. This practice involves collecting used rubber items, processing them into manageable pieces, and then reclaiming valuable rubber compounds for use in various applications. These recycled materials find new life in products like playground surfaces, athletic tracks, and even new tires.

Session 16: Metal and Plastic Recycling

Metal recycling involves the collection, sorting, and processing of scrap metal to recover valuable materials and reduce the demand for virgin metals. The process involves melting down the metal and refining it to remove impurities before it is sold to manufacturers to create new products. Plastic recycling involves the collection, sorting, and processing of plastic waste to create new products. 

Session 17: Circulatory Economy

A circular economy is a transformative economic model designed to minimize waste, conserve resources, and promote sustainability. In a circular economy, products and materials are reused, repaired, remanufactured, and recycled to the greatest extent possible. This contrasts with the traditional linear economy, where products are made, used, and then disposed of as waste.

Session 18: Thermal Waste Recovery

Thermal waste recovery is an environmentally responsible approach to waste management that harnesses the energy potential of waste materials. This process involves subjecting waste to high temperatures through methods like incineration or pyrolysis. As the waste is heated, it transforms into valuable energy sources, such as heat, electricity, biofuels, and syngas. Thermal waste recovery reduces waste volume, minimizes landfill reliance, and provides sustainable energy solutions.

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