4th 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (4th 3RINCs) is an annual International conference to promote the scientific waste management and spread the concept of 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) principles in our societies. It aims at bringing together academicians, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, govt. organizations, municipalities and other industrial organizations from all over the world under one umbrella to brainstorm on the recent developments in the fields of waste management and valorization of waste streams in an environment friendly manner.
It is an annual international conference to promote the scientific waste management and provide technological solutions for effective treatment and value addition to the waste streams. It also aims to implement the concept of 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in our societies.
The earlier 3RINCs events were organized in Japan (Ist 3RINCs in 2014), Korea (2nd 3RINCs in 2015), and recently in Vietnam (3rd 3RINCs in 2016).
India, a developing nation, faces an ever increasing demand for scientific and technological solutions for the waste generated (solid, liquid and gas) and to establish a sound material cycle society with the objective of efficient resource management. It also aims to preserve resources and control the hazardous substances into the environment.
This International conference on Material cycles and waste management is an international event with the objective of providing common platform for sharing the latest developments and exchanges of ideas from academic, scientific and technological developments and to provide the solutions to address the energy and environmental issues due to waste generated/management.
While increasing attention is being given to climate change mitigation measures to arrest global warming, the combined effects of industrialization, urbanization, and mass consumption have also led to an increase in the amount of waste generated, which thus create local issues such as insufficient or incomplete collection of waste, dumping of waste into rivers and water bodies, illegal burning of waste, insufficient recovery and reuse of waste, and emergence of the informal recycling sector. Due to lack of sound 3R policies, programs, and infrastructure at the local and National levels are jeopardizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Govt. of India has been working to address the issues raised discussed during United Nations Framework convention on Climate Change in 2015 including developing national 3R strategies through a highly participatory and consultative process. Several National missions "Swachh Bharat", "Swasth Bharat Abhiyan" and "Namami Ganga" etc., have been working for the sustainable waste management (solid, liquid and gas) using environment friendly approaches.
The international event has been conceptualized with the objective of providing common platform for sharing the latest developments and exchange of ideas from both scientific and technological points of view. The current scenario of the different processes for the valorisation of waste streams by their transformation into energy, electricity, raw materials, fuels (solid, liquid and gaseous), using thermal, thermo-catalytic, chemical and biochemical etc methods will be discussed. The methods are expected to be highly energy efficient and eco-friendly while providing an attractive profitability that may allow the modern societies to successfully manage the huge and increasing amounts of waste generated.
With this background, the 4th 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management (4th 3RINCs) will be held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India from March 8-10, 2017.