Frontier Research: Waste Management for Sustainable Development
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2024) | Viewed by 2009
Interests: wastewater treatment; biological wastewater treatment; bioremediation; phytoremediation; bioenergy
Interests: heterogeneous photocatalysis; material synthesis; environmental engineering; industrial waste water treatment
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be met unless waste management is addressed as a priority. Failing economic models treat resources as if they were infinite (SDG 12) and consumption patterns favor the disposable. How can we continue with a growing and increasingly urbanized global population without getting waste sorted?
Just two generations ago, before the dawn of disposable plastic, people could throw their waste on the ground and it would rot. Not so today, with plastic now clogging up drains and being ingested by livestock. Chemicals seep from immense quantities of dumped waste, poisoning groundwater, streams and rivers. Life on land (SDG 15) can only be healthy when waste is properly managed.
Waste is polluting the air we breathe as well. When people have no waste management services, they can only dump waste in the open or burn it. Open burning of waste is sadly commonplace. In days gone by, it was not such an issue. However, now, with plastics everywhere, the health impacts of open burning are catastrophic (SDG 3). Added to this is the climate change impact of methane and CO2 from poorly managed waste: within ten years dumpsites could be responsible for up to a tenth of manmade greenhouse gases (SDG 13).
The current Special Issue will focus on the article collection related to the main theme, i.e., waste management and SDGs and articles related to various technologies or management of solid, liquid, gaseous and hazardous wastes can be submitted for consideration.
Prof. Dr. Qaisar Mahmood
Dr. Nadia Riaz
Dr. Muhammad Azeem
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- waste management
- environmental technologies
- wastewater treatment
- solid waste management
- air pollution control