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“Implementing the Waste Hierarchy”





The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa herewith proudly announces our

24th WasteCon™ flagship Conference and Exhibition.

This premier showcase of best practice African waste management solutions will take place at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Waste management in South Africa is guided by the internationally accepted waste management hierarchy, which is implemented through the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008.

The waste management hierarchy indicates an order of preference for action to reduce and manage waste, and is usually presented diagrammatically in the form of a pyramid and captures the progression of a material or product through successive stages of waste management, and represents the latter part of the life-cycle for each product. All products and services have environmental impacts, from the extraction of raw materials for production to manufacture, distribution, use and disposal.

The aim of the waste management hierarchy is to extract the maximum practical benefits from products and to generate the minimum amount of waste. The proper application of the waste hierarchy can have several benefits, it can help prevent emissions of greenhouse gases, reduces pollutants, save energy, conserves resources, create jobs and stimulate the development of green technologies.


In supporting South African Government, we are calling for abstracts to be submitted in line with the theme “Implementing the Waste Hierarchy”



The theme of the conference is entitled “Implementing the Waste Hierarchy”. This approach towards waste management emphasises the following key elements and will serve as topics for the conference.


All abstracts are to be submitted online by 2 March 2018, click here.


No late papers will be considered. Applicants will be contacted regarding their application by 4 May 2018.


Should the paper be accepted, all presenters must complete the online delegate registration form at www.wastecon.co.za and the reduced presenter fee paid immediately to secure your paper submission. All delegates presenting papers are required to submit a full paper for inclusion in the Proceedings by 29 June 2018.


The conference will take place over a period of three days, plenary sessions, presentations and parallel workshops will be conducted by the leaders in the respective fields providing an overview as well as an in-depth description of the developments, research, innovations and technologies.

The most prominent highlight of the conference will be a technical tour that will take place on the last day of the conference. Details of this exciting tour will be revealed at a later stage so watch this space and make sure that you book your seat in advance as space will be limited.


An astounding fun-filled social programme will provide delegates, speakers, exhibitors and guests with world class networking and benchmarking opportunities. The social program also provides a perfect platform to meet up with old friends and to make new ones.  In addition, the all-important exhibition floor will showcase the many new and not so new innovative products and services that service providers to the industry have to offer. The exhibition will also be opened to the public for the first time in the history of WasteCon™.



The Venue


Emperors Palace


The Emperors Palace Conference Centre is the embodiment of the perfect event venue. No matter how large or small the event, Emperors Palace events excel in the three essential ingredients of successful conferences and entertaining - superb cuisine, impeccable service, and an elegant atmosphere. The talented team at the Conference Centre work tirelessly to ensure that your event is a success, and that you and your guests feel the personal touch that epitomises our events. Virtual Tour of Conference Venue Conference Centre Venues Emperors Palace main website Emperors-Convention-Factsheet. Emperors Palace offers luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service.

Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams!


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Waste Management Hierarchy

Waste Hierarchy



Schedule of Events


14 October 2018: Exhibition setup
15 October 2018 : Golf Day
16 - 18 October 2018 : Conference Days
15 - 18 October 2018 : Exhibition Days
19 October 2018 : Technical Tour



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