What is Final Sinks

The scientific program will consist of plenary session, keynote lectures, and oral/poster presentations. Through the discussions in the 1st to 3rd Final Sinks, this conference will go beyond landfilling and address the wider perspectives of Life Cycle Thinking, including cleaner production. The topics include:

<Conference Theme>

  1. Methodologies to follow materials through the economy
  2. Design of products and systems in view of clean cycles and final sinks
  3. Cross-counties supply chain materials management
  4. Clean, cycle, and control of hazardous materials
  5. Management of safe final sinks for conventional and nuclear wastes
  6. The role of Waste-to-Energy and landfills as sinks
  7. Novel utilizations of sink capacity and stocks
  8. Socio economic issues related to material uses
  9. Assessment methods for evaluation of sink services and constrains
  10. Challenge for 3R & Sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  11. Life cycle approach for a sustainable society
  12. Waste prevention challenges

Both theoretical analyses as well as case studies focusing on cleaner production and final sinks are welcome.

Scientific Committee

Organizers
Kyoto University
National Taiwan University
Vienna University of Technology
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM)

International Advisory Committee
Pariatamby Agamutu (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Thomas Fruergaard Astrup (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Douglas Crawford-Brown (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Paul H. Brunner (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Julian Cleary (University of Toronto, Canada)
Johann Fellner (Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Mario Grosso (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
Yong-Chul Jang (Chungnam National University, South Korea)
Jinhui Li (Tsinghua University, China)
Hwong-Wen Ma (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Stephen Moore (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
Leo Simon Morf (Development center for sustainable management of recyclable waste an resources, Switzerland)
Testuya Nagasaka (Tohoku University, Japan)
Shinichiro Nakamura (Waseda University, Japan)
Gil-Jong Oh (National Institute of Environmental Research, South Korea)
Vera Susanne Rotter (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
Shin-ichi Sakai (Kyoto University, Japan)

Local organizing Committee
<Chairs>
Chair: Prof. Shin-ichi Sakai (Kyoto University, Japan)
Co-chair: Prof. Hwong-Wen Ma (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Co-chair: Prof. Paul H. Brunner (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

<Members>
Misuzu Asari (Kyoto University, Japan)
Pen-Chi Chiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Mario Grosso (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
Yasuhiro Hirai (Kyoto University, Japan)
Natsuko Kajiwara (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)
Ulrich Kral (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Tatsuya Kunisue (Ehime University, Japan)
Stephen Moore (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
Testuya Nagasaka (Tohoku University, Japan)
Shinichiro Nakamura (Waseda University, Japan)
Gil-Jong Oh (National Institute of Environmental Research, South Korea)
Eiji Yamasue (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Go Suzuki (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)
Shin Takahashi (Ehime University, Japan)
Hideto Yoshida (Japan Enviroment Safety Corporation (JESCO), Japan)

History of Final Sinks

1st Final Sinks from September 23-25, 2010, Vienna, Austria
2nd Final Sinks from May 16-18, 2013, Espoo, Finland
3rd Final Sinks from August 23-26, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan
4th Final Sinks from October 24-27, 2017, Kyoto, Japan to be scheduled