Special Issue "Wealth from Waste: Urban Metal Resources and Industrial Ecology"

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A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Damien Giurco
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
Website: http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/isf/staff/details.cfm?StaffId=2306
E-Mail: Damien.Giurco@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9514 4978
Interests: mining and metals; urban water; backcasting; industrial ecology; life cycle assessment

Guest Editor
Dr. Samantha Sharpe
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
Website: http://cfsites1.uts.edu.au/isf/staff/details.cfm?StaffId=14714
E-Mail: samantha.sharpe@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9514 4169
Interests: firm innovation; technology commercialisation; industrial ecology; triple-helix based economic development; science and environmental police

Guest Editor
Dr. Julian Fyfe
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia
Website: http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/isf/staff/details.cfm?StaffId=3476
E-Mail: Julian.Fyfe@uts.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9514 4969
Interests: resource recovery; industrial ecology; cleaner production; water and wastewater treatment and recycling; monitoring and evaluation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Innovations in production systems and resource management are emerging globally; waste is now treated as a valuable resource, and products, supply chains and business models are being redesigned to harness this opportunity. New wealth is being created by designing for an industrial ecology agenda, which promotes circular flows of resources and seeks to de-couple economic growth and resource use. The Wealth from Waste Special Issue will identify opportunities to derive value from recycling above ground resources in ‘urban mines’, enhanced by the rise of product stewardship legislation in several jurisdictions. Key themes include:

  • Identification of the non-technical barriers to successful recycling and collection systems;
  • Broader barriers and enablers for industrial ecology of metal bearing products?
  • What are the quantities and characteristics of urban waste stocks,
    • what resource value do they represent, and
    • what collection systems are used?
  • What are the potential impacts and benefits of recycling?
  • What innovation and business models are needed to create and capture resource value in future material chains?
  • How will trends in future manufacturing, including distributed and additive manufacturing influence resource recovery outcomes?

Dr. Damien Giurco
Dr. Samantha Sharpe
Dr. Julian Fyfe
Guest Editors

Submission

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. Resources is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

Keywords

urban mining; industrial ecology; metals; recycling; futures; manufacturing; production consumption systems

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p. 516-543
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Resources 2014, 3(3), 516-543; doi:10.3390/resources3030516
Received: 9 December 2013; in revised form: 11 June 2014 / Accepted: 23 June 2014 / Published: 11 July 2014
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Resources 2014, 3(2), 432-453; doi:10.3390/resources3020432
Received: 10 December 2013; in revised form: 4 March 2014 / Accepted: 21 March 2014 / Published: 6 May 2014
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Resources 2014, 3(2), 416-431; doi:10.3390/resources3020416
Received: 9 December 2013; in revised form: 6 March 2014 / Accepted: 20 March 2014 / Published: 15 April 2014
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Resources 2014, 3(2), 395-415; doi:10.3390/resources3020395
Received: 15 January 2014; in revised form: 19 March 2014 / Accepted: 1 April 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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p. 340-361
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Resources 2014, 3(2), 340-361; doi:10.3390/resources3020340
Received: 9 December 2013; in revised form: 12 February 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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p. 362-382
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Resources 2014, 3(2), 362-382; doi:10.3390/resources3020362
Received: 12 December 2013; in revised form: 12 March 2014 / Accepted: 12 March 2014 / Published: 25 March 2014
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Resources 2014, 3(1), 291-318; doi:10.3390/resources3010291
Received: 4 January 2014; in revised form: 17 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 14 March 2014
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Resources 2014, 3(1), 275-290; doi:10.3390/resources3010275
Received: 9 December 2013; in revised form: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 21 February 2014 / Published: 10 March 2014
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Resources 2014, 3(1), 248-274; doi:10.3390/resources3010248
Received: 19 January 2014; in revised form: 12 February 2014 / Accepted: 18 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014
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Resources 2014, 3(1), 235-247; doi:10.3390/resources3010235
Received: 5 December 2013; in revised form: 22 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 3 March 2014
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p. 152-179
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Resources 2014, 3(1), 152-179; doi:10.3390/resources3010152
Received: 11 December 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 5 February 2014 / Published: 19 February 2014
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Resources 2014, 3(1), 123-134; doi:10.3390/resources3010123
Received: 18 December 2013; in revised form: 29 January 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014
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