Special Issue "Recycled Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2014)
In the context of sustainable development and sustainable utilization of materials, the issue of recycling is of particular interest. There are huge amounts of material resources and embodied energy stored in existing building stocks and landfill worldwide. In order to reduce the exploitation of further primary resources and energy in the future, such resources from the human technosphere must be effectively made available for future use. Unfortunately, current concepts of material recycling often do not allow for a true cradle-to-cradle perspective during a material’s lifecycle. Instead, in many cases downcycling of high quality to low-quality material is the only available option. The main focus of the forthcoming special issue is therefore to present inspiring cutting edge concepts and innovative applications of sustainable material recycling and upcycling. We want to show our readers that, by thinking outside the box, it is possible to make a change for a better and more sustainable future development. For this purpose, we intend to collect state-of-the-art research articles and reviews on recycling in engineering, material science and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as well as original strategies for reuse, recycling and upcycling which help to “close the loop”.
Dr. Viola John
Prof. Dr. Guillaume Habert
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- material recycling
- material upcycling
- life cycle assessment (LCA)
- sustainable development