Activity 6.5

Organization of the International Conference in Tinos Island

The Conference aims to address the significant issue of sustainable solid waste management through the promotion of safe practices & effective technologies. The Conference focuses mainly on modern solid waste technologies. It aims to stimulate the interest of scientists and citizens and inform them about the latest developments in the field of municipal solid waste management.

Separation at source, Biological Treatment, the treatment at central facilities, waste prevention & separation at source with emphasis on biowaste, integrated waste management in islands and generally isolated areas also constitute priority subjects. Special attention will be drawn on the challenges of the Waste Framework Directive & the products produced of solid waste, such as: biofuels, compost, materials, etc.

The Conference will provide an opportunity to bring together scientists & professionals from government departments, Municipalities, private institutions, research & education institutions, being a forum for the exchange of the most recent ideas, techniques & experiences in all areas of solid waste management. A special workshop will also focus on the waste management problems of the Local Authorities & Municipalities.

The 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, TINOS 2015 took place in Tinos island, Greece from 2-4 July.

The final scientific event of the ISWM TINOS project was concluded successfully with a worldwide participation of more than 300 attendants.

The Conference proceedings are available through the dedicated website (http://tinos2015.uest.gr) through the following link: http://uest.ntua.gr/tinos2015/proceedings/