Education Working Group

The objective of the YP group is to raise awareness about the importance of environmental and waste education and have a real-life impact on education. The group aims to provide guidance, waste literacy, tools, and practical actions. 

 Environmental education should be a strategy for prevention, participation, and intervention of all. We are passionate about improving education in waste and resource management and we are totally in line with UNESCO goals. 

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Objectives of the Working Group

According to UNESCO, the main goals in environmental education for young people: 

  • Make them aware of environmental problems.
  • Foster their interest in the care and improvement of the environment. 
  • Develop the ability to learn about the environment.
  • Expand their ecological knowledge in subjects such as energy, landscape, air, water, natural resources, and wildlife. 

Why we Do What we Do ?

We are responsible for the future; we must involve actively to manage changings in a sustainable way and aim to impact on future environmental actions. The international group shares knowledge, exchange visions about education and leads waste education or environmental education globally.

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Members of the Working Group

The R&I is an international Working Group with members from countries all over the globe. Our mission is to connect people, knowledge and idea from around the world to improve research activities in relation to waste and resource management practices towards a Circular Economy.

 

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Activities

The working group suggests research & innovation activities related to the support of a circular economy at an international level through publications, workshops, conferences, and online sessions.

International Blog Competition

International young researchers are called for publishing blogs, posts or short communictions in online platforms and social networks, spreading the knowledge related to sustainable production and consumption. The objective of the Blog competition is to share ideas among students and young practitioners, involving citizens all arounf the world.

 

Research activities 

The wide knowledge and the international experiences of the members are the golden power of the WG. The information available inside the group is gathered and developed in order to publish reports and scientific articles that can be used by the international audience for spreading knowledge towards a circular economy.

Some research interests of the group are related to:

  • Solid waste management and planning
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Waste recycling and recovery
  • Social inclusion in waste selective collection
  • Landfill management
  • Composting and biomass valorization
  • Inclusion of the informal sector

Workshops and Online Sessions

The WG organizes online events inviting international speakers involved in solid waste management and planning. The goal is to disseminate knowledge and new capacities among the young international audience, inspiring the new generation of circular thinkers towards a sustainable development.

4th International Online Conference

THE PATH TOWARDS 2030
The envisioned decade of changes toward a circular economy era.

Are you a young professional ready for this challenge?

Register now!

 

Publications & Reports

Look at the latest and past reports published by the Research & Innovation WG!

Here you can find a list of reports and articles of the past works implemented by the WG. The documents reported here are related to past international conferences, research activities, and workshops!

Here the titles and the links to the previous reports published by the WG

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The Corner of the Members

The members of the WG are very active in research and innovation!

The link of their last publications and reports is shared here, providing best practices and approaches for sustainable solid waste management. 

The links reported here refer to the scientific papers published in the last three months and chosen by the chairs of the WG, giving evidence to the most interesting studies published by the members of the WG! (The names of the authors reported in bold, refer to the members of the WG!)

Environmental and energy performances of the Italian municipal solid waste incineration system in a life cycle perspective

 

Waste Management & Research

Scientific article

Federico Sisani, Amani Maalouf, and Francesco Di Maria

 

Increasing the Efficiency of Mechanical-Biological Residual Waste Treatment through the Fermentation Stage of the Liquid Pressed Organic Fractions

 

Conference paper

International Conference on Sustainable Biowaste Management 2021, Hong Kong

R. Al-Bewani, T. Böning, A. Nassour, M. Nelles