From 23rd -25th May 2018, Sludge Management in Circular Economy (SMICE2018) conference took place in Rome, Italy. SMICE2018 is part of the IWA Specialist Group on Sludge Management (SGSM) conference series, conceived as an international forum discussing state-of-art, practical applications and problems around sewage sludge. Sewage sludge management problems are common all over the world and best solutions, according to affordable costs, have to be suited to specific territorial contexts. Europe is now world promoter for the transition from the linear to the circular economy. Six new directives are about to be approved by the European Parliament and this will drive Member States to the adoption of new strategies and politics to maximize waste recycling.
Life-ANADRY was presented at the event by DAM to show the benefits of the dry anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge as a valuable alternative to conventional process.