Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Chania

Maria Kyriazi, Senior Researcher from the NTUA team, delivered a presentation at the 10th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, held in Chania (June 21-24, 2023). The presentation focused on the scope and actions undertaken within the LIFE Pharma-Detox project. Specifically, the LIFE Networking Session dedicated to Indicative LIFE projects provided a platform for illustrating their contributions to the implementation of the European Circular Economy Policy.

During the session, a comprehensive discussion took place regarding the direct environmental and economic impacts of the project’s actions. Additionally, stakeholders shared their experiences from project implementation, highlighting both the challenges faced and the opportunities created. Mrs. Sofia Papageorgiou, our project’s Monitoring Expert and member of the LIFE Programme External Monitoring Team, presented exemplary practices related to circular economy and climate change through the implementation of various LIFE projects.

The conference attracted over 900 participants from 80 countries, including physical attendees and virtual speakers. Notably, these participants encompassed scientists, professionals from government departments, industries, municipalities, private institutions, as well as research and education institutions. The event served as a significant platform for exchanging the latest ideas, techniques, and experiences in all areas of solid waste management.

NTUA at VerdeTec 2023 exhibition in Greece

NTUA holded a stand at VerdeTec 2023, between the 17th to 19th of March, in MEC Exhibition Centre, Athens, Greece. Verde Tec is an international annual exhibition on environmental technologies attracting visitors from all sectors of the economy. NTUA team showcased the innovative solutions of the LIFE PHARMA-DETOX project for safe and sustainable management of pharmaceutical wastewater. Prof. Maria Loizidou presented the project, amongst others, during the NTUA-Unit of Environmental Science & Technology session on green technologies. Project monitor, member of LIFE Programme External Monitoring Team, Mrs Sofia Papageorgiou presented LIFE Programme forthcoming calls and thematic priorities during the dedicated to LIFE Programme Session organised within Verde Tec.