Sustainable Recycling Industries: May 2019 Newsletter - WRF 2019 Conference Announcement
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Meet our international SRI programme partners at the upcoming WRF 2019

On the occasion of the launch of the next phase of our Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme, you can meet our international network of SRI partner organizations at the WRF2019 to be held in Geneva, October 22-24. Save the date and take the opportunity to submit your abstracts for the scientific sessions for topics such as recycling & waste management, raw materials in the informal economy, among others.

Anchoring Natural Resources and Raw Materials Management for Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production” is the leading theme of WRF2019, to be held in Geneva, October 22-24, 2019. The format will have all elements of the signature multi-stakeholder “WRF flagship” dialogue: 2-3 days with a mix of plenary sessions and co-created workshops with conference partners, resulting in a conference summary or statement, scientific sessions, business technology and innovation trade fair and exhibition, celebration of UN Day (24 October), press conferences, active social media/youth outreach, and a lively social program.  

Scientific Sessions: Call for Papers 

Participants are welcomed to submit the following types of contributions:
  • Short proceedings for lightning talks (oral presentations) followed by discussions around posters
  • Posters (A0, 90x120 cm) for oral presentations (special sessions planned)
Key topics are:
  • Policies and Governance
  • Technology, Industry and Environment
  • Lifestyles, Communication and Education
Deadline for abstract submission is May 30, 2019

Conference Programme

  • Plenary sessions: High-level business, science and policy dialogues
  • Workshops: Deep dive sessions on various topics, including raw materials and resource governance, e-waste recycling, certification schemes for waste treatment, sustainable lifestyles and education, consumer information
  • Scientific sessions: On policies and governance, technology, industry and environment, lifestyles, communication and education
  • Conference summary and awards 
  • Social programme and visits
Detailed programme will be announced on our website in June

Conference Fees

Entrance fees (subject to change): Approx. CHF 650 for full conference, CHF 350 for one day, with reductions for speakers and students.
For more information please visit our webpage.

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