With the approval of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, the International Conference on Waste Management and Technology (ICWMT)initiated by Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific has been held for 7 times since 2005. It is an important international platform for specialists and officials to discuss scientific problems, exchange experiences, and look for innovative solutions. The ICWMT attracts a great number of participants from governments, research institutions, universities and industries annually. ICWMT 7 attracted more than 450 delegates from over 35 countries.
On this basis, the ICWMT8 will be held in Shanghai Ramada Plaza Pudong on October 23-25, 2013. In line with the spirit of "Maximize Recycling of Waste, Protect the Environment, Promote the Construction of Ecological Civilization", the theme of ICWMT8 is "Towards Ecological Civilization". And some most famous experts and government officials will be invited to give keynote speeches on the hot issues of solid waste, valuable chances for all the participants to present and communicate ideas are provided. Free technical field trip to e-waste and hazardous waste treatment will be arranged.