3RINCs2021 Scientific Program

3RINCs2021 Online

Please see the full list of sessions and the general session program.

Dates of the Conference: 11, 15-19 March 2021
Paid registrants to 3RINCs can participate all program.
If you are not a paid subscriber,
please register for the Plenary and DMW (Disaster Waste Management) course respectively.

Ⅰ. Plenary on 11 March

Opening Remarks: 11 March 13:30-14:00 (JST)

Plenary Lectures: 11 March 14:00-16:00 (JST)

Lecture 1 14:00- 15:00 (JST)
Prof. Shinichi SAKAI
Kyoto University, Japan

Lecture 2 15:00-16:00 (JST)
“It’s the economy, stupid!
On the relevance of economics in creating a successful circular economy”

Prof. Heinz-Georg Baum
Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

Special Symposium: 11 March 2021, 16:00-18:00 (JST)
“Perspectives for Disaster Waste Management – Disaster, Waste management and Climate change-“

On this day, the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, we will look back on “Disaster Waste Management (DWM)” from the standpoints of enhancing “Resilience against disasters”, “General waste management” and “Climate change adaptation”. At the same time, we will gain a perspective for future international cooperation in this field.

Ⅱ. Collaborative Events

Webinar on Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT)
17 February 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 (JST)

Webinar on Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT), one of the CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies. It’s free.
For more information, please visit its page and check a leaflet.

Registration: https://form.iges.or.jp/webapp/form/11205_zoq_394/index.do

Series of Lectures on Disaster Waste Management
11, 15 to 19 March 2021,  18:15 – 19:15 (JST)

Specialists with various backgrounds will introduce key points of Disaster Waste Management (DWM). The series of lectures will raise awareness and enhance knowledge toward DWM, for those who engage in DWM such as public officers in developing countries, private sectors for waste management, students, members of international NGOs, etc.

  • 11 March “Introduction to Disaster Waste Management”
  • 15 March “Estimating the amount of DMW”
  • 16 March “Coordinating relevant stakeholders”
  • 17 March “Handling/managing hazardous waste”
  • 18 March “Final disposal”
  • 19 March “Preparedness before a disaster strikes”

Ⅲ. Scientific Program

Special Topics

“Estimating Plastic Waste and Pollution for Data-driven Policy Making in Emerging Economies” *Co-organized by IGES and ERIA
16 March 16:30 – 18:00 (JST)
*Moderator: Dr. Yasuhiko Hotta, Programme Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

  1. ”Status of national data availability on marine plastics/plastic pollution for policy making and monitoring in ASEAN countries”, Mr. Michikazu Kojima, IDE-JETRO/ERIA RKC-MPD.
  2. “Closing the Loop Project: From data gathering to city actions”, Dr. Premakumara Jagath Dickella GAMARALALAGE, IGES
  3. “ISWA Plastic Pollution Calculator and other toolkits for data-driven policy making”, Dr. Costas Velis, University of Leeds
  4. ”Utilizing GIS and citizen science to identify hotspots along Mekong River”, Mr. Kavinda Gunasekara of the Geoinformatic Center (GIC) of the AIT
  5. ”Monitoring marine plastic debris in the ocean and the river basin”, Dr. Muhamad Reza Cordova, Indonesian Institute for Sciences

“Recovery and preparation of organic waste as alternative fuel“ 
17 March 13:00 – 14:30 (JST)
*Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sirintornthep Towprayoon, JGSEE-KMUTT

  1. Potential of RDF utilization in Thai cement industry, Mr. Tanik Itsarathorn,  SCI-eco co., ltd.
  2. Carbon consumption during biodrying of MSW in tropical condition, Dr. Nopparit Suttasin, NIES
  3. Upgrading mixed MSW with solar greenhouse biodrying system, Mr. Katitep Ngamket, JGSEE-KMUTT
  4. Application of geophysics for assessing the plastic content in final disposal sites, Mr. Bongkoch Chungam
  5. Panel discussion – Gaps and opportunity of using pretreated MSW in Thai energy sector
    *Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sirintornthep Towprayoon, JGSEE-KMUTT
    • Mr. Thitipong Srimapaisarn, SCI-Eco co., ltd.
    • Asst. Prof. Dr. Kanoksak Eam O Pas, Mahidol University
    • Ms. Sukhumal Aranyapongpaisal, Milestones

“E-waste and ELV management towards circular economy”
18 March 14:45 – 16:15 (JST)
*Chair: Prof. Han Seung Kim, Konkuk University, Chair of International Affairs of KSWM, Korea   

  1. Current efforts on recycling and management of E-waste in South Korea, Dr. Yong-Chul Jang, Professor, Chungnam National University, Korea
  2. E-waste management – Case study of local municipality in Japan, Dr. Tomonori Sudo, Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (TBC)
  3. Strategy of sustainable E-waste management in Asian countries, Dr. Seung-Whee Rhee, Professor, Kyonggi University, Korea

“COVID-19 waste management”
19 March 16:30 – 18:00 (JST)
Facilitator: Mr. Shunichi Honda, International Environmental Technology Centre, Chemicals and Health Branch, Economy Division, UNEP

  1. Video:
    * The Plastic Pandemic, by UNEP-COBSEA SEA circular
  2. Keynote speech:
    *   Ms. Monika G MacDevette, Chief, Chemicals & Health Branch, Economy Division, UNEP
  3. Presentations:
    * Waste management measures taken against Covid-19 in Japan: Ms. Yuri Kato, Deputy Director, Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management Division, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    *   Covid-19 waste and plastic waste management: Dr. Chettiyappan Visvanathan, Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology
    *   Covid-19 waste management in Asia: Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies
    *   Covid-19 waste management: Dr. Seiji Hashimoto, Professor, and Dr. Sébastien Dente, Senior Researcher, College of Science and Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ritsumeikan University
  4. Panel discussion
    *   Moderator: Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Regional Coordinator for Resource Efficiency, Asia & the Pacific Office, UNEP

General Topics

oral presentations on the following topics:

  • 3R (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycling) challenges
  • Waste and recycling resource statistics and data collection and processing
  • Municipal solid waste characterization and management
  • Biomass waste utilization
  • E-waste recycling and management
  • ELV (end-of-life vehicle) recycling and management
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Waste to energy
  • Industrial waste characterization and management
  • Disaster waste and marine debris management
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactively contaminated waste and low-level radioactive waste
  • Waste landfill and disposal
  • Greenhouse gas control
  • Systems analysis, life cycle analysis, substance flow analysis, and others
  • Policy, institutions, and financial measures