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Sardinia 2013

The fourteenth edition of the Sardinia Symposium, organized by the IWWG, was held in Forte Village, Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy from September 30th to October 4th.
The event was attended by 760 participants (researchers, technicians, administrators and operators) from 63 different nations with the presentation of 571 scientific papers, selected according to quality by the Executive Programme Committee from 832 offers of papers from 75 different countries worldwide.
The traditional issues of waste prevention, material and energy recovery, waste treatment and final disposal were addressed in 32 general sessions, 48 specialized sessions, 34 workshops and 12 italian sessions where new ideas and concepts were presented and thoroughly discussed. Several workshops were devoted to the presentation of innovative international projects.

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Sardinia 2013 final Round Table, focused on 'The Role of Education in Waste Management', was opened by Prof. Hiroshi Takatsuki, who focused on analysis concerning beverage containers, plastic packaging, kitchen waste (food waste), disposable paper products, clothes, electric appliances and hazardous waste (batteries, medical waste). Prof. Takatsuki showed the results of his analysis presenting photos of waste and revealed the ironies of our lifestyle through his cartoons.

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The Symposium has been closed by the traditional Acknowledgement Presentation of Prof. Cossu.

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Best paper awards 2013 edition

Six best paper awards were assigned during the Symposium and delivered to recipients in occasion of the Gala Dinner.