Solid waste management in emerging economies: opportunities and challenges for reuse and recycling

Chien, C.-F., Aviso, K., Tseng, M.-L., Fujii, M. and Lim, M. K. (2023) Solid waste management in emerging economies: opportunities and challenges for reuse and recycling. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 18, 106635. (doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106635)

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The increasing generation of solid waste, varying waste compositions, and inefficient waste recovery processes have limited the performance of traditional approaches. It is urgent to collect a virtual special issue (VSI) that consolidates research on efficient models and better treatment technologies to break up the current system limitations. Recently, Solid Waste Management (SWM) strategies that focus on reuse and recycling have revealed their current limitations or challenges. An awareness of the progress in addressing these limitations through the advancement in available technologies and the development of new systematic approaches for SWM are of increasing importance not just for advanced but more for emerging economies. Herein, this VSI aims to provide a review and collect important studies for SWM on reuse and recycling. The challenges and future opportunities in the application of SWM have been discussed to highlight the potential development in this VSI.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lim, Professor Ming
Authors: Chien, C.-F., Aviso, K., Tseng, M.-L., Fujii, M., and Lim, M. K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Resources, Conservation and Recycling
ISSN (Online):1879-0658
Published Online:11 September 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling 18:106635
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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