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Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Resources and Sustainable Utilization

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Resources and Sustainable Utilization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 6297

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce this Collection titled “Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Resources and Sustainable Utilization”, which will collect papers invited by the Editorial Board Members.

The aim of this Collection is to provide scholars in the field of Resources and Sustainable Utilization with a platform for networking and communication. All papers will be fully open access upon publication after peer review.

Prof. Dr. Gbekeloluwa B. Oguntimein
Prof. Dr. Antoni Sánchez
Dr. Dimitrios Komilis
Dr. Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos
Prof. Dr. Rajesh Kumar Jyothi
Dr. Michal Borecki
Dr. Baoguo Zhang
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Assessment of the Water Footprint in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods from Developing Countries: Case Study Fátima (Gamarra, Colombia)
by Brayan Alexis Parra-Orobio, Jonathan Soto-Paz, Anulfo Ramos-Santos, Keiner Fernando Sanjuan-Quintero, Rossember Saldaña-Escorcia, Isabel Cristina Dominguez-Rivera and Antoni Sánchez
Sustainability 2023, 15(9), 7115; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15097115 - 24 Apr 2023
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The increasing pressure on water resources due to population growth and high water consumption, especially in urban areas from tropical developing countries, has led to a rise in water stress. The sustainability analysis of the Total Water Footprint (WFtotal) and the [...] Read more.
The increasing pressure on water resources due to population growth and high water consumption, especially in urban areas from tropical developing countries, has led to a rise in water stress. The sustainability analysis of the Total Water Footprint (WFtotal) and the Environmental Sustainability Index (SIblue) are holistic water management tools that allow for establishing pressures over water resources. This study assessed the WFtotal and their components (Blue, Green, and Gray) in the households of a low-income tropical neighborhood in Colombia with sanitation deficiencies. The activities associated with intra-household water use and higher environmental impact were identified, considering socioeconomic conditions and the water quality in the receiving water body, a wetland, through the application of surveys in a sample of households. The results showed that 86.7% of the WF was the WFgreen, followed by the WFgray (13.2%), and finally, the WFblue (0.2%). The high value of the WFgreen was related to food consumption patterns, which varied according to socioeconomic level. Likewise, the SIblue shows that the Baquero wetland presented scarcity scenarios regarding water quality and sedimentation, threatening the environmental service provision from this strategic ecosystem. Finally, tools such as the WFtotal and SIblue help identify strategies that could be implemented to reduce the pressure on the water resources and the water quality degradation in ecosystems relevant to global sustainability as wetlands. Full article
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A Study on the Influencing Factors of China’s Ecological Footprint Based on EEMD–GeoDetector
by Jiaxin Han and Enkhjargal Dalaibaatar
Sustainability 2023, 15(8), 6680; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15086680 - 14 Apr 2023
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Ecological footprint (EF) is used to measure the energy and resources that are consumed by human beings, and it is used to calculate the energy that ecological services can provide to determine the gap between human behavior and what the earth can tolerate [...] Read more.
Ecological footprint (EF) is used to measure the energy and resources that are consumed by human beings, and it is used to calculate the energy that ecological services can provide to determine the gap between human behavior and what the earth can tolerate so as to ensure that human activities and sustainable development fall within this range. Therefore, it is crucial to research the influencing factors of EF. In this study, the ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD) method was used to decompose China’s per capita ecological footprint from 1961 to 2018 into four intrinsic mode functions (IMFs) and a residual (R) and to conduct factor detection and interaction detection on both each obtained sequence and the original sequence. In order to examine the contributing factors, 15 independent variables representing the economic, social, and environmental pillars of sustainable development were chosen. The outcome under the interaction factor is more logical than the result under the single factor. Under the interaction factor of climate, the short-term changes in the number of doctors per 1000 people, long-term population density, carbon dioxide emissions, and average life expectancy interact with each other and the trend in CO2 emissions to affect the change in ecological footprint. Full article
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An Innovative and Alternative Waste Collection Recycling Program Based on Source Separation of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) and Operating with Mobile Green Points (MGPs)
by Konstantinos Tsimnadis, Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos, Garyfallos Arabatzis, Stefanos Leontopoulos and Efthimios Zervas
Sustainability 2023, 15(4), 3106; https://doi.org/10.3390/su15043106 - 8 Feb 2023
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Recently, among European Union (EU) member states, but also globally, there have been available and successful recycling and treatment practices of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW). Greece has currently implemented low recycling levels, 21%, of the annually produced MSW, compared to the EU regulations. [...] Read more.
Recently, among European Union (EU) member states, but also globally, there have been available and successful recycling and treatment practices of Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW). Greece has currently implemented low recycling levels, 21%, of the annually produced MSW, compared to the EU regulations. In 2021 the prefectural authorities of Attica Region launched a pilot program of rewarding recycling with source Separation called “THE GREEN CITY”. This program consists of 60 mobile green points (MGPs) that serve at a unified citizen awareness and MSW collection at 7-streams network throughout the prefecture of Attica. In this study, the whole design analysis of “THE GREEN CITY” pilot recycling program contained estimations and calculations of (a) the distances of all waste collection remote itineraries (basic analysis); (b) the annual fuel cost of the MGPs for the realization of all waste collection remote itineraries (financial-based analysis); and (c) the annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere from the IVECO MGPs during the coverage of all waste collection remote itineraries (environmental-based analysis). Then a research synthesis of all these analyses revealed and evaluated the pilot recycling program’s real capabilities and limitations in alignment with: (a) its ultimate goal to help Greece achieve the setting target of Directive 2018/851 for at least 55% by weight recycling and reuse of the total annually generated Greek MSW by 2025 and (b) the MGPs proven ability to support environmental sustainability in densely populated prefectures such as Attica. Full article
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