Waste-to-resources 2011

4th International Symposium MBT & MRF

Conference – Exhibition – Site Visits

Multilingual conference with simutaneous translation

English – French – German – Spanish 

24th - 26th/27th of May 2011

Hanover, Germany

Mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) of municipal solid waste &
material recovery facilities (MRF) with sensor based sorting technology

Patronage: Dr. Norbert Röttgen
German Minister of Environment


Topics discussed:

Mechanical-biological waste treatment (MBT) is an efficient and comparatively cheap way to recycle components of the residual waste and to reduce organic input into landfill. In Germany 42 MBT plants with an annual treatment capacity of more than 5,100,000 t per year are in operation. In Austria and Italy MBT is also a wide spread technique and it is going to become a very important waste management option in many other countries. In a time of strongly increasing demand for material resources, extraction of recyclable materials from waste is becoming more and more important.
Waste-to-Resources MBT focuses on MBT and additionally on automatic waste sorting technology as the bridge between waste management and recycling industry. Having participants from 41 countries, the previous Waste-to-Resources conference in 2009 underlined its position as world’s most recognised conference on MBT & MRF (material recovery facilities).

On three days experts from more than 15 countries will present their practical experiences and new developments.

  • 1st  day: general topics, strategies, different waste treatment technologies
  • 2nd day: mechanical- biological waste treatment
  • 3rd day: processing of refuse derived fuel (RDF), sorting of recyclables, waste analysis

Each presentation can be heard in English, French, German and Spanish language due to simultaneous translation.

On the 27th of May, a technical tour to MBT Hanover and Exner Separation Technology is offered. On the exhibition taking place parallel to the conference, prominent companies from the area of waste treatment will present themselves.

Additionally, Wasteconsult organises an two day introduction seminar to mechanical biological treatment on the 19th and 20th of May.


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Participants from

Australia – Austria – Belgium – Benin – Brasil – Canada – Colombia – Dominican Republic – Ecuador – Finland – France – Georgian Republic – Germany – Greece – Great Britain – Hungary – India – Italy – Iran – Israel – Korea – Lituania – Malta – Nigeria – Poland – Romania – Serbia – Slovenia – South Africa – Spain – Thailand – Turkey – USA