SUM 2012 Symposium on Urban Mining (SUM 2012)
|Event Date/Time: May 21, 2012||End Date/Time: May 23, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Apr 23, 2012|
Urban Mining represents actions and technologies that can be adopted to recover resources from residues produced by the urban catabolism (municipal, industrial and agricultural waste, both from new production and old deposits) in terms of secondary raw materials and energy.
It implicates progression beyond separate collection and the current logic of consumers responsibility, resulting in an increased recovery of resources, better quality of the same, improved environmental protection, involvement of producer responsibility and lower costs for society.
With no demagogy or ideological escapes from the fundamental role of treatment and final disposal techniques in closure of the material cycle.
The Symposium will last three days and will include oral sessions and a technical tour.