15th International Conference on Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources took place from 20–24 May 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium.
During the session ‘Circular land use and brownfield regeneration’ (23rd May) our partner Eddy Wille presented the RAWFILL-project. The subject of his presentation was ‘Innovative characterisation of landfills and smart decision-making as part of the circular economy’.
The shift from a linear to a circular economy is one of the main policies in the EU. Many initiatives focus on resource efficiency, realised by a transition from waste management to sustainable material management. Urban mining is becoming an important supply of resources in the 21st century. This approach diverts our attention from the remnants of the linear economy: former landfills.