• Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 2 South Hall

Organized by: Utilitalia and Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee

As natural product of our production processes, industrial waste is the majority of those produced each year in Europe and Italy. The quantity and nature of these waste streams (including hazardous waste) call attention to the importance to the national production system to have waste treatment solutions at sustainable costs, respectful of legislation, health and environmental protection. Recently, the new balance of international markets of waste and secondary raw materials has shown the fragility of the national infrastructural system, highlighting the consequences that an inadequate treatment offer has on the competitiveness of the various productive sectors (industry, crafts, trading). A solid national waste treatment industry, with management and innovation capabilities, is one of the main factors also to limit the export of waste and the crimes that fill the national chronicles news. The conference will examine the main aspects (regulatory, technological, management) of industrial waste management, comparing the main national and international experiences. Institutions and public authorities, companies and business associations that manage industrial and hazardous waste and technical regulation experts participate in the comparison.


14:00 Introduction and coordination by the Chairman

14:15 Industrial waste management in Europe: policies, strategies and technologies
European Commission (TBC)
Case study of a European industrial waste management company

14:45 Overview on industrial waste production and management in Italy
Lucia Muto, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)

15:00 Industrial waste management in Italy:  priorities, strategies and technologies
Ministry of Economic Development (TBC)
Confindustria (TBC)
Case study of an Italian hazardous waste management company
Case study of an Italian hazardous waste management company

16:00 Industrial waste and circular economy: end of waste and by-products
Emilia Romagna Region (TBC)
National business association

Technical legislation analysis

16:45 Conclusions
Filippo Brandolini - Vice President of Utilitalia

17:00 Call for papers