Special Issue "Circular Economy from Process to Policy"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019) | Viewed by 33815
Interests: urban mining; resource evaluation; E-waste management; circular economy
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Rapid urbanization and global industrialization are experiencing serious environmental pollution and rapid resource depletion. Many countries are approaching limits to growth. To fight against this situation, circular economy is increasingly regarded as an effective solution. A circular economy is an industrial system focused on closing the loop for material and energy flows and contributing to long-term sustainability for the environment and resources.
Many efforts have been carried out in clean production and waste recycling. However, circular economy around the world is still facing many challenges: (1) fundamental science in material, chemistry, health, and ecology; (2) technical processes: Metallurgy, and environmental engineering; (3) regulation and policy: legislation system, economic and environmental policy. Therefore, this Special Issue will focus on the latest progress in circular economy, mainly involving:
• Waste recycling and urban mining
• Resource recycling and sustainability
• Regional environment and sustainability
• Environmental improvement and health
• Green chemistry and material
• MFA, LCA, and BCA
• Material and urban metabolism
Dr. Xianlai Zeng
Dr. Jujun Ruan
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- resource sustainablility
- waste recycling
- urban mining
- environmental policy
- public health
- life cycle