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18th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP)

1.10. - 5.10.2017, Skiathos Palace Hotel, Skiathos Island, Greece

The 18th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP 2017) is being built upon successful previous ERSCP conferences, such as the ones in Istanbul (Turkey), Bregenz (Austria), Delft (Netherlands) and Portoroz (Slovenia). The ERSCP is one of Europe's most remarkable conferences in its field and has taken place periodically since 1994. ERSCPs promotes discussions about the key issues in sustainable consumption and production; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and SCP proposals; and the creation of a European (also worldwide) community of research and practice in sustainable consumption and production.

The main goal of the 18th ERSCP will be to encourage discussion amongst stakeholders involved in sustainable consumption and production: businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centers, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc.

The conference Themes & Topics will focus in contributions and case studies towards "A GREEner Challenge and Evolution in the Framework of the Circular Economy."

The main themes of the conference can be summarized in the following categories: Circular Economy, Zero waste management, Eco–Innovation, Eco–Design/Design for Sustainability, Eco–Efficiency, Sustainable/Smart Cities, Advances in Sustainable Consumption & Lifestyles, Sustainability in Production & Design, Sustainable Consumption and Food Waste Prevention, Sustainability Innovations Research and Development, Challenges for making progress in cross-cutting themes including Green and Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Sustainable, Ethical Investments, Food & Waste

The following main topics will form the framework of the 18th ERSCP:

  • Buildings
  • GIS
  • Resources
  • (Zero) waste management and Circular Economy
  • Energy
  • Design for sustainability
  • Waste
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Industry
  • Sustainable products and Sustainable production
  • Operations
  • Advances in Sustainable Consumption & Lifestyles
  • Environment
  • Sustainability Research, Development and Innovation
  • Management
  • Sustainable/Smart Cities and Communities
  • Economics
  • Sustainability policy and Future Development
  • EntrNew Cellrship
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Renewables
  • Food & Waste
  • Tourism


The programme will include regular paper & poster sessions, workshops, special sessions, mini roundtables and social events, including a welcome cocktail party, a conference dinner and excursions. Networking and capacity building will be facilitated during the conference. A special programme of activities is being planned for accompanying persons.

Updated information will be posted at
Organizer: Environmental Economics and Sustainability Unit, Sector of Industrial Management & Operational Research, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens


Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility

Renergia, a brand new Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility opened in Canton Lucerne, shows that Waste-to-Energy can provide reliable heat for industries.

Category: Incineration / Waste-to-Energy plant
Executing firm: Renergia Zentralschweiz AG

MBT Ljubljana, Slovenia

In Slovenia arises one of the largest and most modern waste treatment plants in Europe.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: STRABAG AG

Flue Gas Cleaning

The final unit of the incineration plant is one of the most important parts as it has the objective of cleaning the air pollutants produced.

Category: Incineration
Executing firm: ete.a - Ingenieurgesellschaft für Energie– und Umweltengineering & Beratung mbH

Batch Dry Fermentation

The biogas produced from the waste can be converted in a CHP to electrical and thermal energy or fed as processed bio-methane into the natural gas grid or used as fuel (CNG).

Category: Recycling / Fermentation
Executing firm: BEKON Energy Technologies Co. & KG

MBT Warsaw, Poland

The Bio-Dry™ system is a static, aerated and flexibly enclosed reactor for the biological drying of various solid waste matters containing some biodegradable contents.

Category: Recycling / MBT
Executing firm: Convaero GmbH

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