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Special Issue "Waste Management Practices in Developing Countries"
A special issue of Recycling (ISSN 2313-4321).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2018).
2.Associate Professor, North-West University, South Africa
Interests: solid waste management in developing countries; green economy; circular economy; informal waste sector; waste information; waste R&D and innovation
As outlined in the Global Waste Management Outlook (UNEP 2015), developing countries around the world face numerous challenges with respect to solid waste management. The recent UN Environment Geo-6 Regional Assessments and the Regional Waste Management Outlooks (currently under development) show that developing countries also face a number of common waste management challenges. These include, amongst others:
- poor waste collection services
- open/illegal/indiscriminate dumping of waste
- disposal of waste to uncontrolled dumpsites, often with associated open burning
- growing waste generation associated with urbanisation, economic development and changing consumption patterns
- active informal waste pickers, involved in the collection of recyclables
- the generation of proportionally high quantities of organic waste (posing environmental and technology challenges)
- illegal trafficking and dumping of hazardous waste, often from developed countries
- lack of appropriate, alternative waste treatment technologies, and
- limited appetite for financing waste infrastructure development
Furthermore, reliable evidence from developing countries is often lacking and solid waste management research is limited.
This Special Issue aims to highlight, through original research and scientific evidence, the state of waste management in developing countries, and the opportunities to address these challenges. Researchers from academia and industry are invited to submit their research on the above, and other, topics of relevance to solid waste management in developing countries.
Prof. Dr. Linda Godfrey
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Recycling is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Developing countries
- Solid waste management
- Uncontrolled dumping
- Waste collection
- Waste recycling
- Informal waste pickers
- Appropriate technologies
- Waste financing