Special Issue "Waste Management Education and Promotion"
A special issue of Recycling (ISSN 2313-4321).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
Improving waste management by increasing recycling and resource recovery is part of the larger effort of protecting human and environmental health and of comprehensive resource management. However, waste management is not something that can be solved only by smart innovative, technology or engineering. Waste management relates closely to people through their behaviours, lifestyles and resource consumption patterns, which then impact on waste generation and waste practices. As this interaction among people—their participation and empowerment—are critical in all phases of waste service provision, “education and promotion” around waste issues plays a key role. It fosters social acceptance, behaviour change and even willingness to pay and thus provides the basis for a long-term solution for sustainable solid waste management. Besides public waste education and promotion, also developing capacity of skilled waste managers through education remains a challenge especially when considering the large deficits of waste management in low and middle-income countries. New education approaches and technologies open windows of opportunity. There are also now an increasing number of community-based organisations, non-government organisations, private institutions, and government bodies dedicated to waste education and promotion. Many of these have significant results and learnings from their programs.
This Special Issue of Recycling provides the opportunity to share new research insights comprising tools, case studies and impact studies of expert and public waste education and promotion.
Dr. Christian Zurbrügg
Dr. Ian Williams
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- Public waste awareness
- Capacity development
- Teaching waste management