New job vacancy (June 2020)

Loughborough University (UK) offers two positions for post doc researchers related to two H2020 funded projects.

SUM 2020

5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy

New date and location: 18-20 November 2020, Venice, Italy


8th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste, November 16-19, 2020, Venice, Italy. Website

CRETE 2020

7th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management

Rescheduled to May 18-21, 2021. Chania, Crete, Greece Website

ICLRS 2020

11th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium

Rescheduled to June 2022, Wilmington, NC, USA.Website

IWWG News & Views

Here you can view the current "News & Views" section from the official IWWG journal Waste Management.

IWWG Short Communications

We are living in difficult and hard times. In so many countries social contacts have been restricted to a minimum due to the pandemic crisis caused by COVID-19. Schools and universities have been closed down and many of us are working in home office at present. In these times it is worth to remind that we are not alone. By this series of short communications, written by IWWG Board or SAP members, a personal point of view as well as latest news and data is provided. By this means we may get an impression about life in different parts of the world under the impact of the pandemic crisis.

Vol.-I, by Prof. Pinjing He, Tongji University, Shanghai, China (22.03.2020)

Vol.-II, by Prof. Evangelos Gidarakos and Dr. Maria Aivalioti, Technical University of Crete, Greece (28.03.2020)

Vol.-III, by Anna Tsybina, Administrator of the IWWG Regional Branch for Russia and NIS (02.04.2020)

Vol.-IV, by Maria Cristina Lavagnolo and Alberto Pivato, DICEA-University of Padova, Italy (03.04.2020)

Vol.-V, by Jan Slavik, Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Czech Republic (14.04.2020)

Vol.-VI, compiled by Dr Robert Gregory, Gregory Environmental Consulting Ltd., UK (14.04.2020)

Vol.-VII, by Prof. Rainer Stegmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany (20.04.2020)

Vol.-VIII, by Howard Robinson, Phoenix Engineering, United Kingdom (28.04.2020)

Vol.-IX, by Alexandre R. Cabral, Sherbrooke University, Canada (05.05.2020)

Vol.-X, by Giulliana Mondelli, Federal University of ABC, Santo André-SP, Brazil (30.04.2020)



IWWG Award 'Waste Vision 2100'

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Evaluation Committee, we are pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 IWWG Award ‘Waste Vision 2100’. This has been granted to Dr. Vasiliki Savvilotidou, a principal research engineer at the Laboratory of Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece. Dr. Savvilotidou has 7-years laboratory experience in innovative recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and received her Ph.D. for the research on the ‘Development of recycling techniques in 1st and 2nd generation waste photovoltaic panels’ in 2019.

With her thesis she developed groundbreaking ideas and innovative solutions in the very complex and emerging topic of management of photovoltaic waste. In particular, she investigated approaches for the recovery of bulk and critical raw materials as well as reuse options of glass and plastic in the construction sector. By her thesis she could demonstrate that metal, glass and plastic parts consisting more than 90% of P/V panels can be reused, recovered or recycled towards an integrated sustainable management of waste P/V panels, indicating potential future applications.




New IWWG journal: DETRITUS

We are proud to announce that a new Journal has been launched, as a second official journal of IWWG-International Waste Working Group, further to Waste Management.

The new Journal, called Detritus, will appear quarterly starting from March 2018 and wishes to be more open to the society, focusing on recovering of residual resources and amplifying the “waste management” concept by opening to other disciplines related to waste (e.g. earth science, applied microbiology, chemistry, environmental protection, social sciences, architecture, art, law, etc.).

The multidisciplinarity of the Journal will be reflected by the Editorial Board (Editor in Chief, Associate Editors, IWWG Strategic Editorial Committee, and Editorial Advisory Board).

Raffaello Cossu will serve as the Editor in Chief. The Managing Editor will be Paola Pizzardini, former Managing Editor of Waste Management. The Associate Editors are the following:

  • Damià Barcelo (ICRA Catalan Institute for Water Research, Barcelona)
  • Pierre Hennebert (INERIS-Institut national de l'environnement industriel et des risques, France)
  • Anders Lagerkvist (Lulea University, Sweden)
  • Michael Nelles (University of Rostock, Germany)
  • Mohamed Osmani (Loughborough University, UK)
  • Roland Pomberger (Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria)
  • Marco Ragazzi (University of Trento, Italy)
  • Marco Ritzkowski (Hamburg University of Technology)
  • Howard Robinson (Phoenix Engineering, UK)
  • Rainer Stegmann (Hamburg University of Technology)
  • Sirintornthep Towprayoon (King Monkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand)
  • Hans van der Sloot (Consultant, Previously Head of ECN Environmental Unit, The Netherlands),
  • Francesco Vegliò (University of L’Aquila, Italy)
  • Ian Williams (University of Southampton, UK)
  • Jonathan Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
  • Hideki Yoshida (Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Liangtong Tony Zhan (Zheijangu University, China)
  • Christian Zurbruegg (Eawag/Sandec, Switzerland)

To visit the official website of the Journal click here.

30 Years Sardinia Symposium


The sixteenth edition of the Sardinia Symposium, organized by the IWWG - International Waste Working Group, was held in Forte Village, Santa Margherita di Pula (Cagliari) Italy, from October 2nd to October 6th, 2017.

To read the full report click here.

Sardinian Stories


Howard Robinson reports from the 14th International Waste Management and Landfilling Symposium.

To read the article click here.

IWWG C&D Task Group Leader steers the creation of a new BSI Standard on construction waste reduction

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has launched a new standard (BS 8895) that can help reduce waste across the design stages of building and refurbishment projects. BS 8895 has been developed by a committee of leading industry experts and was chaired by Mohamed Osmani, the IWWG Construction and Demolition Task Group Leader.

For further information, please read the press release.

IWWG members have free access to conference papers

Being a member to the IWWG is associated with remarkable benefits, such as discounts on the registration fees for seminars or conferences. From the scientific point of view, however, the free access to around 5,000 conference papers of IWWG events from the past 10 years is obviously outstanding. Furthermore, a comfortable 'search-in-papers' function allows for the selection of particular papers through keywords, title and/or author information. To date, ~ 4,000 papers are available here and the number will be further increased. This service is reserved for IWWG members only.

New Monograph released


A new Monograph, edited by Hans van der Sloot and Raffaello Cossu, has been published and is available for purchase. 

For further information click here.