Special Issue "Municipal and Industrial Waste Management"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: sustainable development; circular economy; industrial ecology; municipal waste management; food waste; electronic waste; sustainable energy; energy transition
Innovations in waste and resource management are emerging globally. Waste is now viewed as a valuable resource to be utilized rather than a potential source of pollution to be disposed of. Circular economy has emerged as the driving paradigm for sustainable resource management and products, and supply chains and business models are being redesigned to harness this opportunity. New wealth is being created by recovering value from waste and promoting a circular flow of resources. However, municipalities and industries are still struggling to handle responsibly the wastes generated by human and economic activities.
This Special Issue on “Municipal and Industrial Waste Management” will highlight challenges in waste management, identify opportunities to recycle and derive value from waste, and disseminate the latest knowledge and progress in realizing a circular economy.
Key themes include:
- Successful recycling and resource recovery schemes;
- Impacts and benefits of recycling and resource recovery;
- Consumer awareness and participation in municipal waste recycling schemes;
- Technology innovations in value recovery from industrial wastes and byproducts;
- Barriers to successful recycling and collection systems;
- Circular economy strategies and enablers of circular economy;
- New business models to capture value from waste;
- Sustainable resource management agenda in industry.
Prof. Dr. Eva Pongrácz
Dr. Jenni Ylä-Mella
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Municipal solid waste (MSW) management
- Recycling and recovery
- Circular economy - Circular bioeconomy
- Industrial side-streams
- Recovery of critical materials
- Electronic waste (WEEE) management
- Waste-to-energy technologies