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Special Issue "Quo Vadis Recycling 6"
A special issue of Recycling (ISSN 2313-4321).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017) | Viewed by 37199
Special Issue Editor
Special Issue Information
The focus of this Special Issue is on the field of material recycling, recycling technologies, recovery of valuable components, waste minimization, and the safe disposal of wastes. The international conference, “Quo Vadis Recycling 6”, mainly focuses on the exchange of knowledge and experience in the area of pre-treatment, sampling, handling, processing and material recycling of wastes and secondary raw materials, as well as their theoretical, practical, environmental, economic, and legislative aspects. Special attention was also paid to critical raw materials, circular economy, and recovery of metals from wastes. Obviously, waste has to be treated according to the law. Very often, it is taken as a valuable secondary raw material. There are also some advantages compared to primary raw materials when material recycling is applied. The EU waste hierarchy will apply, as a priority order in waste prevention and management legislation and policy: (a) prevention, (b) preparing for re-use, (c) recycling, (d) other recovery, e.g., energy recovery, and (e) disposal. This means that, according to waste law, we have forced discipline for maximum exploitation of waste constituent before its disposal. Although the raw materials are essential for the European Union’s economy, their availability is increasingly under pressure. It was decided to identify a list of critical raw materials at the European Union level, and the concept of their criticality was determined. The strategy of the European Union is based on three pillars, namely: (1) ensure a level playing field in the access to resources in third world; (2) foster a sustainable supply from European sources; and (3) boost resource efficiency and recycling. The international conference, “Quo Vadis Recycling 6”, offers the opportunity for further development in all aspects of the field of waste recycling, and to follow up on the principles of sustainability, resource management, and circular economy.
Dr. Dusan Orac
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 semimonthly 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 1600 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.
- Municipal Solid Waste
- Industrial Waste
- Hazardous Waste
- Biological Waste
- Critical Raw Materials and Critical Metals
- Sampling and Assaying of Waste
- Waste Management and Legislation
- Circular Economy
- Design of Recycling Facilities and Plants
- Software products for recycling