XVII Međunarodni simpoziji gospodarenja otpadom u Zagrebu

SYMPOSIUM THEMES • Challenges of circular economy • Global influence on the implementation of the waste management system • The efficiency of the separate collection • New technologies in waste management • Energy recovery of waste • Waste sludge management • Marine litter and microplastics • Extended producer responsibility • Waste management as an economic activity • Co-operation between science and business at service of waste management

Time and Location

09. December 2024. 15:00 – 11. December 2024. 20:00

Hotel Dubrovnik, Gajeva ul. 1, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia


The first International Symposium on Waste Management in Zagreb was held back in 1990, making this XVII International Scientific and Professional Symposium a continuation of over 34 years of tradition. As always, this event will bring together eminent experts and scientists from the region.

The development of waste management systems and the achievement of goals bring a series of challenges in ecological, economic, and technological terms, which will be discussed at our symposium. To address the challenges of implementing systems, new solutions in the sector are required more than ever, through the application of new technologies, digitization, and the use of AI, new approaches to achieving circular economy and green transition goals. The connection between the waste management sector and the energy sector, due to global events, is becoming a crucial point of the system that needs to be discussed. Within the symposium, special attention will be given to product manufacturers who, through extended producer responsibility, become an important part of the waste management system and participants in achieving the goals of the circular economy.

The aim of this symposium is to find quality solutions for these pressing issues through the cooperation of the scientific and professional sectors, as well as the economic and municipal sectors, addressing all categories of waste management from the perspective of waste management principles, waste management hierarchy, circular economy, green and digital transition, and environmental protection.

Preliminary Schedule

9.December 2024.

Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb

15:00 – 16:00 Welcome cocktail

Registration and check-in

16:00 – 18:00 Opening of the symposium

18:30 Social gathering at the Advent

10. December 2024.

Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and check-in

9:00 – 12:30 Participant presentations

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 17:30 Izlaganje sudionika

19:00 Participant presentations

11. December 2024.

Professional excursion: Announcement



  • Participation in symposiums
  • Digital conference materials
  • Welcome drink
  • Coffee during breaks
  • Social gathering at the Advent and gala dinner

Members of ISWA and HUGO

  • Participation in symposiums
  • Digital conference materials
  • Welcome drink
  • Coffee during breaks
  • Social gathering at the Advent and gala dinner

location of event