ISWA Beacon Conference 2015
Resources from Waste: Sorting and Treatment Techniques
14 - 15 October 2015, Hamburg, Germany
Welcome to the participants of the Beacon Conference

It will be a pleasure to meet you at the second ISWA Beacon Conference in Germany. Beacon Conferences are designed to enlighten small, but important fields within waste management. Resource efficiency and climate protection are important challenges of the 21st Century. Many countries of the world have launched programs to regain resources and save energy leading to sustainable growth.

The Circular Economy Initiative of the new EU-Commission is the right step into this direction which should create more than 400.000 green jobs. But the first step to resource recovery is separate collection and sorting of waste streams.

Sorting and treatment techniques are the topics of this Beacon Conference, which is organised by the German national ISWA member, VKU Förderverein on behalf of VKU.

We really appreciate this second Beacon Conference at Hamburg also as a signal of more scientific exchange between VKU and other ISWA members especially in Europe. To facilitate the active participation of many German practisioners we will offer simultaneous translation English to German.

Welcome again at Hamburg

David Newman Patrick Hasenkamp Klaus Evertz
David Robert Newman
ISWA President
Patrick Hasenkamp
VKU Vice President
Klaus Evertz
Chairman of VKU-Förderverein