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Integrative Waste Management and Circular Economy: Addressing Climate Change and Enhancing Sustainability

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Air, Climate Change and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2025 | Viewed by 93

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Division of Business and Hospitality Management, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: cruise ships; ferries; impacts of climate change; shipping education and training; transport history; sustainability issues; resilient supply chain management; health logistics; human remains and regional development
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Liverpool Hope Business School, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool L16 9JD, UK
Interests: climate change adaptation for transport infrastructures; container inventory management; supply chain carbon footprint; sustainable transportation practices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the face of escalating environmental challenges, the integration of waste management and circular economy principles, particularly in the context of climate change, is becoming increasingly crucial for sustainable development. This Special Issue invites pioneering research that explores the synergies between waste management, circular economy practices, and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Our goal is to highlight innovative approaches that not only reduce waste and promote resource efficiency but also contribute to climate change resilience in various sectors.

We are particularly interested in submissions that demonstrate how waste management and circular economy initiatives can be designed or reimagined to address the multifaceted impacts of climate change, thereby contributing to the sustainability of ecosystems, economies, and communities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Innovative waste reduction, recycling, and valorization strategies within the circular economy that mitigate climate change impacts.
  • The role of waste management in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing carbon sequestration.
  • Circular economy solutions that improve resilience to climate change across supply chains and communities.
  • Assessments of climate risks and vulnerabilities in waste management systems and circular economy practices.
  • Policy, regulatory, and financial frameworks that support the integration of waste management, circular economy principles, and climate change goals.
  • Case studies on the successful implementation of integrated waste management and circular economy projects with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Technological innovations that facilitate the transition to circular economy models while addressing climate change.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Yui-Yip Lau
Dr. Mark Ching-Pong Poo
Guest Editors

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. Sustainability 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 2400 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.


  • waste management
  • circular economy
  • climate change
  • sustainable development

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