Sustainable Waste Management

Recovering from Loss

The development of sustainable waste management strategies has become a major concern throughout the world. Thus, this program focuses on “recycling” and “recovery” of waste material while paving the way towards circular economy, land reclamation, and water and wastewater treatments.    

The APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program hosted by the Korea University offers a timely opportunity for knowledge exchange among professionals from all over the world to assist the formulation of an efficient sustainable management agenda for biological waste and remediation of soil, water and air in the local context, which satisfies the environmental compatibility, financial feasibility and social needs. It will deliberate on state-of-the-art treatment technologies, advanced management strategies, and political issues pertaining to recycling and recovery of organic waste.

Moreover, local and overseas experts from different sectors including academic researchers, industrial practitioners, green groups, and government departments will be gathered in this program to solicit scientific and technical inputs as well as political feedback, facilitating the development of integrated solutions. Experienced industrial practitioners, professional organizations, green groups, as well as government officers are invited to the conference.

Program Leaders

Yong Sik Ok, Chair, Korea University
William Mitch, co-chair, Stanford University
David Wardle, co-chair, Nanyang Technological University
Ali Abbas, The University of Sydney
Ong Hwai Chyuan, University of Technology Sydney
Cheng Gu, Nanjing University
Chia-Hung Hou, National Taiwan University
Longbin Huang, University of Queensland
Sutha Khaodhir, Chulalongkorn University
Chi-Hwa Wang, National University of Singapore
Xiaonan Wang, National University of Singapore
Shicheng Zhang, Fudan University
Christina Schönleber, APRU International Secretariat

Sustainable Waste Management News & Initiatives

APRU on Nature: A Global Approach to a Greener Future

APRU on Nature: A Global Approach to a Greener Future

Original post in Nature. Korea University researchers are fostering worldwide partnerships to create effective ...
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ASPIRE Science Prize Spotlights Diverse Knowledge for a Sustainable Future

ASPIRE Science Prize Spotlights Diverse Knowledge for a Sustainable Future

Issued by the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation The 2021 APEC Science Prize for ...
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APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program Records Fruitful 2020 And Enters 2021 With Many Events

APRU Sustainable Waste Management Program Records Fruitful 2020 And Enters 2021 With Many Events

APRU’s Sustainable Waste Management (SWM) Program managed to elevate sustainability as a key focus area for research and ...
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APRU’s Sustainable Waste Management Program highlighted in Nature’s May issue

APRU’s Sustainable Waste Management Program highlighted in Nature’s May issue

We are proud to note that Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, in its latest issue highlighted ...
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COVID-19’s unsustainable waste management

COVID-19’s unsustainable waste management

COVID-19's Unsustainable Waste Management Siming You, Christian Sonne, Yong Sik Ok Science  26 ...
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APRU Supports the Advancement of UN SDGs at Korea University Conference on Engineering Sustainable Development

APRU Supports the Advancement of UN SDGs at Korea University Conference on Engineering Sustainable Development

APRU joined engineers, scientists, and policy-makers at a gathering at the Korea University in Seoul to discuss technical ...
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