The Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontian Islands, just 3 years after the crisis in waste management and the corresponding defamation that the island of Corfu received worldwide, is pleased to announce the organization of the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management “CORFU 2022 – 9th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management” in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens and led by Professor Maria Loizidou.

The conference will be held in June 2022 on the island of Corfu, which will thus become the focal point and meeting point for more than 700 delegates from 100 countries, while the conference will be preceded by a two-day school that will focus on sustainable solid waste management and the circular economy.

This conference is a follow-up to the previous eight successful conferences, which were as follows:

1) ATHENS 2012, 2) ATHENS 2014, 3) TINOS 2015, 4) CYPRUS 2016, 5) ATHENS 2017, 6) NAXOS 2018, 7) HERAKLION 2019, 8) THESSALONIKI 2021 and is one of the largest and most recognized conferences globally focusing on waste management.

The purpose of the conference will be to present and approach issues related to the sustainable management of solid waste and with particular emphasis on the development of similar modern technologies and the implementation of corresponding effective practices.

In addition, the conference provides an opportunity to meet between representatives of local government, public and private bodies, members of academia and research who are fully involved in this field of science at the European and international level, with the ultimate goal of proposing and highlighting the corresponding possibilities and opportunities for strengthening the circular economy and saving resources.

The conference also envisages the organization of special topics that will focus, at the municipal level, on addressing the challenges for proper management of the Municipal Solid Waste generated. The thematic sections of the conference will also include:

a) circular economy, b) recycling, c) marine pollution and plastics, d) biological methods of waste treatment (composting, anaerobic digestion), e) energy recovery of waste, f) biorefinery, g) management of specific waste streams, etc.

Finally, it is noted that this action is part of the Municipality of Central Corfu and the Diapontian Islands, in the context of its participation in the program “100 Intelligent Cities” of the European Commission (100 Intelligent Cities Challenge), where the Municipality participates with the main theme ” Waste Management and the Circular Economy “.