Programme table

The scientific programme of SUM 2022 included more than 190 presentations selected by the Symposium Committees. 
The presentations have been organized in Oral sessions, Workshops and Poster sessions. Oral sessions lasted 60 min and included 4 presentations (40 min) and a Discussion. Workshops were focused on controversial issues in Circular Economy; they included few introductory short papers for seeding the debate among participants. Poster session were made available electronically, allowing pre-recorded video presentations, download of the individual posters and online discussion with the Authors.
In addition to these traditional sessions, the Symposium included five plenary Focus sessions, held everyday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, dedicated to specific Themes of high public interest. A moderator, after a state of the art presentation and statement made by 2-3 experts in the field, guided the discussion among the experts and the audience. The format and the session settings were similar to a "talk show".
All the presentations were in English. A service of simultaneous translation into Italian was provided in Session A, opening session and Focus sessions.

Focus sessions, Oral sessions and Workshops were distributed in four parallel tracks, as described in the Synoptic Table below. 


Conference halls
Session A: Cinema Hall - Municipal Congress Center, ground floor (SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION ENGLISH - ITALIAN PROVIDED)
Session B: Pollio Hall - Municipal Congress Center, first floor
Session C: Hotel Syrene - Via Camerelle 51 (few steps away from the Congress Centre)
Session D: Glass Room - Municipal Congress Center, first floor
Opening session and Focus sessions: Cinema Hall - Municipal Congress Center, ground floor (SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION PROVIDED)

  • Oral session

  • Focus session

  • Workshop

Wednesday 18 May 2022

09:00 - 11:00


Chair: Raffaello Cossu (IT)

11:30 - 12:30

session A01

Strategies and policies

Chair: Claudia Brunori (IT)

session B01

C&D waste management

Chair: Marina Rigillo (IT)

session C01

Waste material sorting

Chair: Alberto Pivato (IT)

session D01

15:00 - 16:00

session A02

Textile waste

Chair: Peter Shaw (UK)

session B02

Technical recovery of resources from waste water

Chair: Maria Pettersson (SE)

session C02

Metal recovery


16:30 - 17:20

FOCUS SESSION I: Recycling of Fast Fashion (Textile) and Beauty Waste

Moderator: Valerie Rapatz (AT) - Panelists: Andreas Bartl (AT), Peter Shaw (UK)

17:30 - 18:30

session A03

Management of plastic waste

Chair: Maria Cristina Lavagnolo (IT)

session B03

Management of resources from wastewater

Chair: Oskar Johansson (SE)

session C03

Metal recovery from industrial waste

Chair: Evangelos Gidarakos (GR)

Thursday 19 May 2022

09:00 - 10:00

session A04

WEEE management

Chair: Michal Syc (CZ)

session B04

Technical recovery from plastic waste

Chair: Diana Ita-Nagy (PE)

session C04

Workshop: Circular Economy for food

Chairs: Peter Shaw (UK)

session D04

Workshop: Sustainability of thermoset materials

Chair: Julio Vidal (ES)

10:30 - 11:20

FOCUS SESSION II: How to implement Circular Economy strategies in touristic areas?

This session is in Italian language. A service of simultaneous translation into English will be provided
Moderator: Antonio Cianciullo - Panelists: Mara Carfagna (IT), Marino Lembo (IT), Evangelos Gidarakos (GR), Giovanni De Feo (IT)

11:30 - 12:30

session A05

Plastics and biodegradation

Chair: Johann Fellner (AT)

session B05

Circular Economy in developing countries

Chair: Valentina Grossule (IT)

session C05

Workshop: Circular constructions in regenerative cities

Chairs: Kerstin Kuchta, Marco Abis (DE)

15:00 - 16:00

session A06

Packaging waste

Chair: Maria Cristina Lavagnolo (IT)

session B06

Circular Economy policies in different countries

Chair: Jutta Gutberlet (CA)

session C06

WEEE treatment

Chair: Julia Wolf (DE)

session D06

Workshop: Quality control in Circular Economy

Chair: Carly Fletcher (UK)

16:30 - 17:20

FOCUS SESSION III: Open issues in plastic production and recycling

Moderator: Sabine Dworak (AT) - Panelists: Margherita Ferrante (IT), Kerstin Kuchta (DE)

17:30 - 18:30

session A07

Consumers perceptions and education

Chair: Ian Williams (UK)

session B07

Glass and ceramic waste recovery

Chair: Giuseppe Mancini (IT)

session C07

Workshop: Recycling of textiles

Chair: Andreas Bartl (AT)

session D07

Workshop: Emerging ideas to enable Circular Economy

Chair: Maria Cristina Lavagnolo (IT)

Friday 20 May 2022

09:00 - 10:00

session A08

Recovery of resources from vehicles

Chair: Silvia Serranti (IT)

session B08


Chair. Rainer Stegmann (DE)

session C08

Exploring new options in Circular Economy

Chair: Margherita Ferrante (IT)

session D08

Workshop: Role of sink in Circular Economy

Chair: Raffaello Cossu (IT)

10:30 - 11:20

FOCUS SESSION IV: Electric vehicles: which sort of waste do they produce? How can they be recycled?

Moderator: Maria Chiara Zanetti (IT) - Panelists: Marc Rosen (CA), Gianluca Torta (IT)

11:30 - 12:30

session A09

Landfill mining

Chair: Raffaello Cossu (IT)

session B09

Recovery from organic waste: case studies

Chair: Giovanni Beggio (IT)

session C09

Recycling of C&D waste

Chair: Sheryl Lee (UK)

15:00 - 16:00

session A10

LCA and Material Flow Analysis

Chair: Antonella Luciano (IT)

session B10

Thermal treatment residues

Chair: Maria Chiara Zanetti (IT)

session C10

Biodegradable waste

Chair: Rachele Malesani (IT)

16:30 - 17:30

session A11

Energy recovery from waste

Chair: Salvatore Masi (IT)

session B11

Anaerobic digestion

Chair: Barbara Ceh (SI)

session C11

Industrial waste

Chair: Evangelos Gidarakos (GR)

session D11

17:40 - 18:30

FOCUS SESSION V: Lights & shades in Circular Economy

Moderator: Rainer Stegmann (DE) - Panelists: Jutta Gutberlet (CA), Antonio Cianciullo (IT)

Poster session

Video Session