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Focus: This special issue focuses on empirical and theoretical studies of systems transitions from linear to circular modes of production and consumption. Purpose: Governments, industry and society increasingly recognize the imperative to transition to a circular economy. Though sometimes viewed as a panacea to the economy versus environment dich...
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Message from the Guest Editors: The control of waste within the industrial, urban or rural sectors of activity, and the efficiency-effectiveness of waste management processes is one of the main challenges of today's society. Despite successive attempts over the last few decades, a sufficiently optimal control model has not been achieved. The transi...
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One proposed solution to the sustainability crisis is to pursue a circular economy, which is a regenerative economic system that aims to design out waste while keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible. This dissertation focuses on the adoption of a circular economy in European regional-level strategies. It strives to discover h...
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Abstrak DLH DKI Jakarta merupakan lembaga pemerintah yang bertanggung jawab terhadap pengelolaan sekitar 1.125 Tempat Penampungan Sampah Sementara (TPS) yang tersebar di lima wilayah di DKI Jakarta, yaitu Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta Timur, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta Utara dan Jakarta Pusat. Sejumlah TPS yang tersebar tersebut, turut di dalamnya beberapa T...
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Background In the last few decades, the air, water, and soil are contaminated due to different anthropogenic activities and severely affect the environmental quality. Pollution is the harmful effect and creates undesirable changes in the land use and land cover pattern. The growth of urbanization leads to the degradation of the ecosystem and ultima...
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Background During coronavirus pandemic, an unpredictable pile of biomedical waste (BMW) gathers at the top. India produces 710 tonnes of biomedical waste daily. The contribution of COVID-19 related biomedical waste was 126 tonnes per day in first wave of the pandemic. BMW's rapid growth is putting a strain on current waste management facilities, es...
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Traditional markets form a critical part of rural-urban food systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Aside from providing more affordable and physically accessible food to low-income consumers, traditional markets serve as wholesalers to street vendors, create market entry points for smallholder farmers, and provide essential employment opportunities...
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Home and community composting are key strategies for local organic waste management. The quality and safety of industrial composts are controlled, but those of home and community composts are not, and this could make them unsafe for use in kitchen gardens. Home (n = 20) and community (n = 41) composts, from urban and suburban areas including mildly...
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Purpose Building refurbishment (BR) is promoted as a green alternative to demolition and new build for urban renewal. The construction and demolition (C&D) waste of BR is increasing and recognized as more complex to manage. To address the limitations of the current static and linear life cycle assessment (LCA) method for evaluating the environmenta...
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Rapid urbanization has led to a sharp increase in municipal waste generation, which has resulted in significant environmental problems. However, the existing efficiency assessment models can neither well consider environmental sustainability nor provide empirical research. This paper constructed a municipal waste treatment efficiency index system f...
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It is estimated that >400 Mt of board and paper are produced globally per year, and that 4.3–40 kg (dw) of sludge like material, pulp and paper mill sludge (PPMS), is generated for every tonne of product. PPMS are now more widely reused in agriculture as a soil amendment due to their high organic content of 40–50% by weight, perceived low toxicity...
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Direct virological diagnosis of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) infectionis based on either viral antigen or viral genome detection. These methods, in addition to the dedicated reagents and transport packaging, require the use of quantities of plastic that may individually appear negligible but which, in the context of...
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Purpose Agricultural wastes are generated globally in large quantities, and can be converted into value-added products. Agricultural mulch films (AMFs) are also used to control soil moisture and weed growth, but present challenges because waste management is generally limited to landfilling and incineration. Pyrolysis offers more sustainable pathwa...
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The extraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) provides a significant opportunity to manage MSW while bolstering energy security. As a result, research in this area has gained traction over the last few decades. It appears that this route carries the potential to reshape the future of energy and environmental management. However, the technological,...
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Personal protective equipment, used extensively during the COVID-19 pandemic, heavily burdened the environment due to improper waste management. Owing to their fibrous structure, layered non-woven polypropylene (PP) disposable masks release secondary fragments at a much higher rate than other plastic waste types, thus, posing a barely understood ne...
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The global production of plastics has skyrocketed in the past decades. It has slowly turned into a global chaos with nearly the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastics dumped into our oceans every minute. The plastics crisis, as often called, is nothing but a plastics emergency for our small island developing states in the Pacific. Our oceans a...
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In this research, a biodegradable starch/Fe3O4/TiO2 bio-nanocomposites (SFT) were produced using different nano Fe3O4/TiO2 (FT) (3, 5, and 10 (wt% dry based)) contents. Mechanical properties, visual properties, moisture-sensitive parameters, magnetic properties, and physical properties of the film specimens were investigated. Photodegradability of...
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Current wind turbine blade has raised an awareness to its sustainability issues, such as non-degradability which led to landfill waste management problem and highly dependent on petroleum-based resources, hence natural hemp fiber hybrid with epoxy matrix become alternative to overcome this problem. With the comprehensive simulation from microstruct...
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Waste management is a crucial issue for maintaining the environment and caring for people’s health. Since a wide array of people and communities are exposed to dangers from exceeding the production and growth rate of waste, the efficiency of waste management benefits everyone. This measure requires logical and precise planning. The primary aim of t...
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Due to the rapid increase in the human population, around 960 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced every year which is approximately equal to the weight of the entire human population. Plastic waste can affect ocean, land as well as waterways. This plastic has some acute effects on the environment like climate change as it increases the gre...
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In this report recycle of bagasse ash as a cement replacement in concrete. This gives a satisfactory solution to environmental concerns associated with waste management. The results of that bogus ash are an effective mineral admixture and pozzolan with the optimal replacement cement, which reduced the chloride diffusion without any adverse effects...
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Globally, vultures are one of the most threatened of all groups of birds. European vulture populations are benefited by several anthropogenic food sources such as landfills. Current European Union directives aim to decrease the amount of organic matter dumped in landfills, reducing this important food source for some vulture species. In this contex...
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Background. Waste management has become a serious challenge in urban areas of developing countries. However, managing municipal solid waste generated is the most costly urban service and needs community engagement in management of municipal solid wastes. Therefore, this study determined willingness to join and pay for improving solid waste manageme...
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Large infrastructure building like the Florence Railway Station designed for high-speed rails requires a proper management of the huge quantity of waste originating from excavation activities. Such waste amounts require large areas for disposals, making abandoned areas or exhausted quarries and mines ideal sites for hosting the excavated wastes.A r...
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The European Economic Community (EEC) and later the European Union (EU) have issued policies on waste during the last 50 years. This paper aims at analyzing EEC and EU's policymaking on waste management and circularity in agroecosystems as compared with other sectors of waste management (e.g., municipal, industrial, construction waste, etc.). Even...
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This edited book focuses on the application and implementation of bioremediation and other strategies to create a sustainable and healthy environment. It provides a collection of approaches to environmental biotechnology for wastewater treatment, removal of soil heavy metals, degradation of pesticides, removal of dyes, waste management, and microbi...
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The willingness to pay by households in Vietnam to improve collection and processing services linked to source-separated municipal solid waste (MSW) is investigated in this research. This study contributes to the current literature by comparing welfare benefits derived from contingent valuation methodology and choice experiments for changes to wast...
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Urbanization is a worldwide trend common to developed and developing societies, but the prospects and challenging issues are always different particularly in African societies, which is why some societies are more developed than others. Several studies have been carried out before now to address urban challenges such as; corruption, urban decay, ma...
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Municipal sewage sludge is the residual material produced as a waste of municipal wastewater purification. It is a sophisticated multi-component material, hard to handle. For many years, it has been landfilled, incinerated, and widely used in agriculture practice. When unproperly discharged, it is very polluting and unhealthy. The rapidly increasin...
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Today, the contradiction between the need for economic growth and the scarcity of natural resources is growing. Europe is trying to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 within the framework of the European Green Deal (EGD), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Circular Economy Strategy (CES). Achieving these objectives requires a holistic...
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To halve per capita global food waste by 2030, policies and programs that effectively reduce household food waste generation are needed. Building upon a previous randomized controlled trial, this study evaluated the long-term effectiveness of the “Reduce Food Waste, Save Money” household food waste reduction intervention by comparing direct measure...
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This study aims to evaluate municipal landfill sites’ operational and financial viability, waste amount and characterization, primary and secondary collection systems, revenue generation from MSW, vehicle routing, and age of landfill sites located in Akhtarabad, Sahiwal Division. Three operational and financial models were developed to calculate co...
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Waste disposal authorities have had to develop Municipal Waste Management Strategies to implement policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to meeting their Landfill Directive and UK recycling targets. The major waste streams requiring treatment are residual MSW (rMSW) and source segregated kitchen wastes. In seeking to identify ef...
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The textile industry is one of the largest environmental polluters in the world. Although waste management via anaerobic digestion (AD) is a sustainable strategy to transform waste into clean energy and water recovery, the efficiency of the AD process is reduced by the presence of recalcitrant materials, chemicals, and toxic contents. This study ai...
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The emergence of residual materials during the building construction process cannot be avoided by the construction operator, especially the impact that directly or indirectly results in wasting construction material costs. However, this can be minimized by applying an ideal waste material management concept from the planning, procurement to impleme...
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Over the past decade, the market for off-grid solar (OGS) systems providing affordable sources of energy has seen a remarkable expansion in many developing countries where coverage by the electricity grid is limited. The observed market growth has been fuelled by the provision of finance by a variety of foreign investors to private suppliers of suc...
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Production of low-cost blended bricks from various solid leather wastes for use in the construction industry is effective waste management and an important approach to prevent pollution. Using leather sludges as a raw material in building materials have the potential to reduce environmental pollution. In this study, various solid leather industrial...
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Because biogas systems may take many forms, utilizing different feedstock and finding different end uses for the biogas, it is becomes difficult to produce explanations, inferences, and conclusions about biogas systems in general, which is why concepts for specific types of biogas systems are needed. This paper introduces the concept of the Nordic...
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Single-use plastic waste have become ubiquitous in the natural environment globally. In Ghana, the drinking water sector has become heavily dependent on packaged water in the form of sachet and bottled water. This has resulted in increased generation of single-use plastic waste littered in the natural environment. Waste sachets, though still major...
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The objective of the study was to analyse the prevalence of infection by N. caninum and T. gondii in breeding ewes from central western Mexico. For this purpose, 184 blood samples were collected from sheep in the reproductive stage, which were analysed by ELISA and PCR tests, respectively, and the association between seroprevalence and some managem...
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Low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (LT-SOFCs) are a promising next-generation fuel cell due to their low cost and rapid start-up, posing a significant challenge to electrode materials with high electrocatalytic activity. Herein, we reported the bimetallic nanoparticles encapsulated in carbon nanotubes ([email protected]) prepared by carefully c...
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This paper mainly aims to identify the key factors that should be included in building of smart cities in a proper efficient way. Due to rapid increase in urban population, it should be responsible to provide a better way in building of a smart city. Smart city is an idea of providing urban development that includes social, financial, ecological pa...
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In Mexico, the accelerated and unplanned growth of population causes the increment in informal facilities, complicating access to essential services such as adequate sanitation and organic waste management, where the most affected are usually the vulnerable population. The Mexican government has implemented programs and support to encourage the use...
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This paper provides an overview of global solid waste management challenges and waste-specific fiscal instruments that can help address them. Countries struggle to manage an ever-increasing volume of solid waste, which currently exceeds 2 billion tons a year. Though solid waste management is usually relegated to subnational governments, externaliti...
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There has been great concern about producing, converting, or disposing of the waste obtained from different sources. Waste production is a continuous phenomenon that can be minimized by taking certain measures; however, it cannot be eliminated completely. The wastes produced along with various useful processes, such as industrial operations or natu...
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The industrial hazardous waste (IHW) regulation has been highlighted by the Basel Convention, and the South Korean government has announced a plan for the great transition to resource circulation in 2020 to strengthen waste management. Accordingly, South Korea is faced with the challenge of efficiently managing IHW at the national level. For this,...
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Wastes are such undesirable and unusable materials disposed of by the general public's various sectors. It may be biodegradable or non-biodegradable and recyclable or non-recyclable. Due to development and industrialization, more products are being introduced in the market. Various packaging materials on the other are also being thrown in the waste...
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PT Semen Baturaja (Persero) is a company engaged in the cement industry. In its production activities, PT. Semen Baturaja (Persero) Tbk produces waste such as hazardous and toxic waste (B3). The research method uses descriptive methods, complemented by primary data and secondari data. The data collection techniques used are observation, interviews,...
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Textiles products have high environmental impact compared to other products. Numerous studies have been performed on the environmental impact of various textile products and production-related activities with the aim to reduce the impact from textile supply chain. This report reviewed some existing studies on the environmental impact throughout the...
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The composition and abundance of solid waste and the effect of COVID-19 measures were studied in an inland water ecosystem in Turkey. Solid waste items were collected annually for 5 years from 2017 to 2021 from seven stations located in Borçka Dam Lake (B1–B4) and Murgul Stream (M1–M3) in the Artvin Province. The highest densities by number and wei...
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Smart cities have emerged as a strategy to solve problems that current cities face, such as traffic, security, resource management, waste, and pollution. Most of the current approaches are based on deploying large numbers of sensors throughout the city and have some limitations to get relevant and updated data. In this paper, as an extension of our...
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method for quantifying the effects of different actions to make evaluations and decisions easier. There are various product waste management solutions, but determining which one is best in terms of environmental effects can be difficult. In this regard, recycling is frequently regarded as environmentally beneficial,...
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In order to realize net zero emissions in waste sector, the government encourages the application of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) thermal process technology in 12 cities in Indonesia. There are many obstacles and challenges in implementing WtE as an alternative for waste management, starting from changes in consistency of regulations, environmental issues...
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The food waste management has become a very important part in the modern world. In the olden days, the population was very low, so that the low waste produced was easily disposed by dumping it under the soil. However, nowadays, due to high population, amount of waste is produced high which could not be dumped due to the land pollution. To overcome...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the customer perception and the impact of several on green logistics. More specifically, we looked at how customers' perceptions of green packaging, government assistance for recycling materials and trash management, eco-products, education on waste recycling, and waste management awareness affect green logis...
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While there is abundant literature on Transnational Municipal Networks (TMNs) and collaborative governance regimes (CGRs) to respond to environmental change, few studies address TMNs as exogenous agents driving CGRs dynamics locally. TMNs have emerged as important actors in multilevel governance, providing formal structures for local governments to...
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Waste management of the nonwoven polypropylene (PP) fabric has become an emerging issue due to its increased usage. This study presents the upscale recycling of PP nonwoven fabric scrap generated during medical-grade disposable gown manufacturing. To prepare PP and carbon black (CB) nanocomposite, a two-step novel melt blending process is used. A m...
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Waste trade, like those of other resources, has grown globally. The waste trade must be implemented in order to ensure environmental sustainability and the transition to a circular economy (CE). Waste trade, in the context of CE, serves as a basis for the development of circular business operations by facilitating end-of-life product management act...
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The base-criterion method (BCM) has recently been introduced as a novel method for solving the criteria weighting problem in multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM). The BCM requires fewer pairwise comparisons and leads to obtaining the fully consistent results compared to similar methods, such as the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and best worst...
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A single municipal solid waste treatment technique may not be adequate to effectively treat the municipal solid waste (MSW) produced across the globe. This is due to the different composition and physical characteristics of the MSW. This has changed China's waste management strategy to integrated waste management systems since the 13th Five-Year-Pl...
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An increase in population compels the textile industry to expand production to fulfill the apparel requirement, resulting in huge textile waste. These wastes are managed either by landfilling or incineration processes, which negatively contribute to the environment. Converting waste into value-added products is essential to reducing environmental p...
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Waste generation in smart cities is a critical issue, and the interim steps towards its management were not that effective. But at present, the challenge of meeting recycling requirements due to the practical difficulty involved in waste sorting decelerates smart city CE vision. In this paper, a digital model that automatically sorts the generated...