Special Issue "Novel Sustainable Technologies for Recycling Waste Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: recyclng; construction materials; leachate analysis; life cycle assessment; environmental sustainability
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Currently, about 6 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide every year, resulting in over 1.2 million tonnes of toxic to highly toxic waste contaminating our cities and the environment. Additionally, waste tires and their accumulation is a global environmental concern, and it is estimated that 1.5 billion are generated annually. Furthermore, the annual production of millions of tonnes of waste plastic of different types and sizes has swamped landfills and contaminated oceans and agricultural soils alarmingly. The disposal of millions of tonnes of waste glass in landfills and other places is also a critical environmental challenge globally. In recent years, many research articles have been published on the environmental impacts, management and recycling methods for cigarette butts, waste rubber, waste plastic and waste glass. However, further extensive research is urgently required for the development of numerous practical, economical and environmentally sustainable methods for the recycling of these valuable resource materials on a large scale.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit research articles and review papers on novel, sustainable recycling methods for the waste materials mentioned above, including papers on the leachate analysis and life cycle assessment of new products for this Special Issue. Sustainable solutions and guidelines and much stronger than alternatives, and more effective regulations are urgently required.
Dr. Abbas Mohajerani
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Waste materials
- Cigarette butts
- Waste rubber tires
- Waste plastic
- Waste glass
- Leachate analysis
- Life cycle assessment
- Human, animal, and ecosystem health.