The Committee selected three oral presentations and one poster presentation were as outstanding awards of 4th ICFS as below.

<Outstanding Oral Presentation>

  • Soo Huey Teh, Stephan Moore, Thomas Wiedmann (The University of New South Wales, Australia): Material Flow Analysis of Concrete and Concrete Waste in Australia.
  • Kenyu Matsui1, Akira Oyaizu2, Eiji Yamasue2, Kazuyo Matsubae1, Tetsuya Nagasaka1
    (1. Tohoku University, Japan 2. Ritsumeikan University, Japan): Analysis of Total Materials Requirement for Technological Change in Automobile
  • Siang-Yu Huang, Li-Hang Lin, Pei-Te Chiueh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan): Considering Groundwater Exposure in Assessing Landfill Mining Alternatives

<Outstanding Poster Presentation>

  • Yong-Chul Jang1, Yun Chang1, Hyunhee Kim1, Heekyung Bae2, Seugkyu Lee2, Jongkuk Kim3
    (1. Chungnam National Univ., South Korea 2. Risk Research Team, South Korea 3. Chonbuk National Univ., South Korea): Dynamic Material Flow Analysis of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and waste management in Korea

Keynote speech

We are pleased to invite 8 keynote speakers who introduce the excellent experiences of cleaner production and waste prevention.

Shinichi Sakai
(Kyoto University, Japan)
Material Flows, Stocks and Clean Cycles
Hwong-Wen MA
(National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Final Sink and Clean Cycle
Mario Grosso
(Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)
Waste prevention and re-use: experiences, environmental assessment and challenges
(Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan)
Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050
~Challenge for Resource Recycling Management~
Vera Susanne ROTTER
(Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
ProSUM – prospective material flow management in a circular economy
Ulrich KRAL
( Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Sinks and its relevance for modern waste management systems
Shinichiro NAKAMURA
(Waseda University, Japan)
Tracking the fate of Cr and Ni in steel over life cycles of multiple
products: measuring circularity with quality of recycling considered
Leo Simon MORF
( Baudirektion des Kantons Zürich, Switzerland)
Thermorecycling in Waste to Energy plants as a key process to effectively clean cycles and reduce final sink capacity

Social Program

<Welcome Party>
We would like to welcome you with special foods and drinks on October 24th at KRP, the conference venue. Please attend and enjoy this wonderful party.

DateTuesday, October 24, 2017
VenueBanquet Hall, Bldg. #4 in KRP
Dress CodeSmart Casual

<Conference dinner>
Conference dinner will be held in The SODOH on 25th October. The SODOH is located in Higashiyama area where various historical shrines are centralized. After fruitful discussions at the sessions, you can enjoy excellent dinners and special ceremony.

DateWednesday, October 25, 2017
VenueThe SODOH Higashiyama Kyoto
Dress CodeSmart Casual
TransportationRound-trip shuttle bus service is provided.


<Farewell Party>
After the closing ceremony, we plan to invite you to the Farewell party on October 26th, hoping to meet you again in the next 5th Final Sinks!

DateThursday, October 26, 2017
VenueAtrium, Bldg. #1 in KRP
Dress CodeSmart Casual

Technical tour

Participants must pre-register for the technical tour. On-site registration is also available, until registration reaches maximum capacity (40 attendances).

Date27 (Fri.) October 2017
Visiting SitesSouth District Resource Recycling Center
Eco Land Otowa No Mori (Landfill site)
Okura Sake Museum
Meeting PointIn front of Building #4 in KRP at 8:50-9:00
(Bus will leave at 9:00)
Dress CodeSmart Casual

For pre-registration, please send e-mail to the Secretariat ( ) by 20th October.
1. Name, 2. Affiliation, 3. Country, 4. Phone number, and 5. E-mail address should be included in the pre-registration e-mail.

<Overview of the visiting sites>
<Waste Treatment Facilities in Kyoto City>

Eco Land Otowa No Mori is the only landfill facility that Kyoto City manages, with a capacity of approx. 4.5 million m3. Incinerated residue and incombustible waste have been landfilled in this controlled landfill site since 2000. The South District Resource Recycle Center is the intermediate treatment facility for cans, bins, and PET bottles, with a treatment capacity of 60 t/day.

<Historical Spots>





The Fushimi area is famous for its sake brewery. The Okura Sake Museum, housed in an old sake brewery, presents the history of sake production in Japan. You can enjoy the atmosphere of the old brewery. You can also have lunch in Tsuki No Kurabito, a restaurant renovated in the old sake brewery.

<Time Schedule>

9:00Depart from Kyoto Research Park (KRP)
9:45-11:45Visit I: South District Resource Recycle Center
12:00-12:40Visit II: Okura Sake Museum
12:50-14:00Lunch at Tsuki No Kurabito
15:00-16:30Visit III: Eco Land Otowa No Mori (Landfill site)
18:00Kyoto Station (JR line): Finishing point 1
18:15KRP: Finishing point 2