Conference topics will be developed by the programme committee in close cooperation with the STC and Working Group members. Apart from the obvious topics related to the latest developments and best practices in landfilling, waste to energy, recycling, waste prevention, communication & social issues, hazardous and hospital waste management, we anticipate to address at least also the following topics: circular economy, marine litter, new business models, resource management, urbanisation & megacities, waste management solutions for emerging and transitional economies, and governance.