Workshop on Fostering a Circular Economy of Manufacturing Materials

Date: April 20, 2022 - April 21, 2022

Event Location:  Virtual

Organized by: ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability



About the Event

The Workshop on Fostering a Circular Economy of Manufacturing Materials will be held Wednesday and Thrusday, April 20, 2022 and April 21, 2022. The workshop is organized by ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability and will be held virtually.


Objective and Scope

This workshop will provide a forum to identify standards opportunities to foster a circular economy in discarded materials from manufacturing operations (as opposed to consumer waste generation or decommissioning of facilities.

Industry leaders are increasingly turning to the circular economy to address a global need for reducing waste and reusing materials. Stakeholder pressure is mounting to establish better practices for more sustainable systems. Join your industry colleagues for an informative workshop to connect and accelerate standards development related to the circular economy of discarded manufacturing materials.

The objective of the workshop is to develop a roadmap for ASTM technical standards to support the formation and engagement of manufacturers in a circular economy. Particular focus will be given to standards to support manufacturers in bringing their discarded materials into a mature materials marketplace as well as standards to measure and improve processing efficiencies resulting in reductions in discarded materials. The resulting roadmap will identify priorities for near-term standardization efforts. The roadmap will identify the necessary definitions for information flows supporting a sophisticate ecosystem for traceability and reuse of the materials. The effort will build on existing standards from ASTM E60, ISO 323 for which E60 is the US TAG, and other relevant efforts.

Topics include:

  • Vision for a circular economy focusing on discard materials from manufacturing production.
  • Review of current manufacturing measurement practices supporting circularity. We propose to conduct a survey prior to the event to gather data on current practices and present results of the survey as part of the workshop opening.
  • Review of existing and on-going supporting standards activities.
  • Success stories from industry participants on injecting circularity into manufacturing operations.
  • Facilitated brainstorming and discussion of standards needs and gaps.

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey about your organization, it's activities and practices towards reducing, reusing and recycling, and it's sustainability practices.  Taking this survey will help the organizers to tailor the workshop for the audience.  We thank you in advance for your input. 

Abstract Submission

Please submit your 300-word abstract pertaining to the above topics to Workshop Co-Chairs KC Morris at and Amy Costello at no later than January 31, 2022.


Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in an STP, an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than DATE at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.



Technical Program



Registration is now CLOSED. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.



March 31, 2022

April 1-15, 2022
ASTM Member Waived Waived
Non-member $50.00 $75.00

All Attendees – All attendees are required to register for this workshop. IMPORTANT NOTE: An email containing the link to attend the workshop on both days will be sent to all registrants on April 18th.

Presenters – Presenters do not need to register for the workshop.  ASTM will automatically register all presenters.

Students – Students may be eligable to receive a discounted fee, provided they are a full-time student and can provide a current university email address for registration. To register as a student, email

Cancellations – A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at or 610-832-9698.

Not an ASTM Member?  An individual membership costs only $75.00 a year.  If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committee E60 to begin taking advantage of all the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this sympoisum for free, please use the link below to join  ASTM before registering for the symposium.

If you have questions concerning online registration for this event, please contact Symposia Operations at Tel: 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



Technical Chair Contact Information

KC Morris
Phone: +1 301-975-8286

Amy Costello
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Phone: +1 717-413-6775


Continuing Education Units

Workshop attendees interested in receiving 1.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2 weeks after the workshop concludes.


Hotel Information

The SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP will be held at the Virtual in , . More information on how to make your sleeping room reservation will be posted approximately 12 weeks prior to the start of the event.




Standards Development Meetings

Committee E60 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information on the committee and its furture meetings, please visit the E60 Committee Homepage. You may also contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Kristy Straiton via email at