NZLCM Centre Seminar

Massey University, Palmerston North
Wednesday, 30 October 2013

A REVIEW OF MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN EU AND ITALY, AND INSIGHTS FROM LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT STUDIES

Dr Lucia Rigamonti.  Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Dr Rigamonti's presentation, took place on Wednesday 30th October at Massey University and focussed on three main topics. Generation, sorting and management of municipal waste in Italy; waste management situation at the EU level together with recent trends, emerging issues and challenges; and past and ongoing research activities on waste management and life cycle assessment carried out at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano (DICA-POLIMI).

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Lucia Rigamonti is an environmental engineer at Politecnico di Milano. She has research interests in environmental and energy analyses of integrated waste management systems, and currently works on a three year project MatER (Material and Energy from Refuse). Lucia founded the working group DIRE (Development and Improvement of LCA methodology: Research and Exchange of Experiences) as part of the Italian Network on LCA, and is a member of the working group Management and Treatment of Waste of the Italian Network on LCA. She is professor for the university courses Sanitary - Environmental Engineering and Phenomenon of Pollution (Politecnico di Milano, 2012-1013).