Following the “Green” Revolution of the 21st century, our society has now embraced the concept of sustainability and is rapidly moving towards this direction. In terms of material production and utilization, this is an ambitious goal, and achieving it requires the advancement of not only our understanding of sustainable resources utilization and development but also of our current processing and recycling technologies. The EARTH symposium series was organized to provide a venue for the discussion of topics on materials processing and recycling, which has been successfully conducted every two years for more than two decades. Two years ago, the 13th EARTH symposium was successfully held in Pattaya, Thailand that ushered the inclusion of ASEAN countries into the fold.
We are proud to announce that the 14th International Symposium on East Asian Resources Recycling Technology (EARTH 2017) will be held on September 26-29, 2017 in the beautiful and scenic city of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.This conference will be jointly organized with the Annual Fall Meeting of the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ). With an expected attendance of more than 900 participants from the industry, academe and government, this meeting will be a great avenue for scientists and engineers to share their knowledge related to the sustainable utilization of resources and recycling.
The scope of the symposium covers all aspects related to policy, management, and technology on resources recovery and recycling. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Sustainable Resources Development and Utilization including Policy, Management and Life-cycle Assessment
- Material Flow, Resources Recycling Economics and Policy
- Recycling and Utilization Technology of Wastes, including industrial and municipal wastes, such as e-wastes, end-life vehicles, home appliances, etc.
- Waste-to-Energy: Policy, Management, and Technology
- Energy, Environment, and Related Social Issue
The language of the EARTH-2017 sessions of the conference is English and all presentations in these sessions shall be made in English.
The conference format shall apply to all presentations including plenary sessions by invited speakers as well as contributed oral and poster presentations.