Special Issue "Recycling for Circularity and Sustainability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: circular innovation, recycling technology, quality assessment
Interests: circular economy, resource efficiency, recycling
Interests: polymer characterization, plastic sorting & recycling, life cycle analysis
Governments and the public are increasingly accepting what scientists have argued for some time: that the future of society must be sustainable. A systemic change is necessary and should start now. With the realization of this important turn in societal opinion, science and technology must take on a new responsibility: to develop sustainable concepts and methods of production and consumption along with economic, social, and environmental accountability (triple bottom line). This issue means to highlight novel developments and technologies in the field of recycling, in relation to the design and manufacture of circular products. Here we mean recycling technologies that enable the design and manufacture of products with a minimal input of virgin material value in the course of their life cycle.
(For authors) As guest editors of this Special Issue, we hope you will contribute your latest results on this topic in a way that allows readers to understand the implications of advances in recycling for circular product design, economics, resource dependency, and socioenvironmental impact.
(For readers v1) As guest editors of this Special Issue, we hope you will feel inspired by reading the latest advances in this challenging field.
Prof. Dr. Peter C. Rem
Dr. Francesco Di Maio
Dr. Benjamin Megevand
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Advanced recycling technologies
- Circular economy
- Innovative product cycles
- Social, economic and environmental impacts