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An Introduction to Waste Management and Circular Economy

Stijn van Ewijk and Julia Stegemann

£45.00

ISBN: 9781800084667

Publication: December 05, 2023

This introductory textbook provides an essential interdisciplinary guide to waste management and circular economy. It helps students to understand the drivers of waste, the environmental, social, and economic impacts of waste generation, and best practices and technologies for waste management, recycling, energy recovery and disposal.

With helpful, full-colour diagrams throughout, each chapter includes learning objectives, introduction to concepts and themes, exercises and review sections, to guide students through the book.

The textbook is ideal for teaching environmental engineering and science, as well as interdisciplinary environmental programmes.

Praise for An Introduction to Waste Management and Circular Economy

'This textbook is a key resource for those studying and working in the waste & resource management sector. Improving waste management has potential to significantly reduce GHG emissions and its impact on the climate crisis. The accessible, student-focused approach within this book makes a valuable contribution to understanding this area and I strongly recommend it.'
Phil Longhurst, Professor of Environment and Energy Technology, Cranfield University

'Waste management and the circular economy are incredibly complex issues, but this textbook breaks them down into easy-to-understand sections, whatever your level of expertise. The use of exercises, illustrations, and examples together with the clarity of the writing mean that you can go from novice to knowledgeable in one book. All the key factors such as material lifecycles, legislation and practice are considered, making this a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about this topic and what we need to do to help save our planet.'
Margaret Bates, visiting Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management University of Northampton and past President of CIWM

'This new textbook offers readers a comprehensive guide of how to transform waste into resources through the circular economy. I highly recommend for students learning about best practices in waste management and energy recovery.'
Ming Xu, Professor of Environmental Ecology, Tsinghua University

'An excellent introductory text to waste management and circular economy for undergraduate studies.' Professor Chi Sun Poon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

'With thoroughness and clarity, this long-awaited textbook greatly updates our thinking about managing waste. The authors draw on holistic thinking about the current state of waste and recycling, while introducing more modern ideas and analysis integrating understanding of material efficiency, tools from Industrial Ecology, and addressing the pros and cons of Circularity. The book has unique and colorful exhibits that further stimulate thought.'
Marian R. Chertow, Professor of Industrial Environmental Management and Director of Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University.

Stijn van Ewijk is Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at UCL. He has a PhD in Sustainable Resources and Engineering from the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources and was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University.

Julia Stegemann is Professor of Environmental Engineering at UCL. She has more than thirty years of experience with waste management and resource efficiency and is Director of the Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials.

Abbreviations
SI units and prefixes
List of boxes
List of exercises
Foreword
Acknowledgements

1 Materials and waste
2 The impacts of waste
3 Assessment methods
4 Policy and legislation
5 Waste prevention
6 Collection and treatment
7 Waste recycling
8 Energy recovery and disposal
9 The circular economy

Further reading
References
Index

'With thoroughness and clarity, this long-awaited textbook greatly updates our thinking about managing waste. The authors draw on holistic thinking about the current state of waste and recycling, while introducing more modern ideas and analysis integrating understanding of material efficiency, tools from Industrial Ecology, and addressing the pros and cons of Circularity. The book has unique and colorful exhibits that further stimulate thought.'
Marian R. Chertow, Professor of Industrial Environmental Management and Director of Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University.


 

'An excellent introductory text to waste management and circular economy for undergraduate studies.' Professor Chi Sun Poon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


 

'This new textbook offers readers a comprehensive guide of how to transform waste into resources through the circular economy. I highly recommend for students learning about best practices in waste management and energy recovery.' Ming Xu, Professor of Environmental Ecology, Tsinghua University


 

'Waste management and the circular economy are incredibly complex issues, but this textbook breaks them down into easy-to-understand sections, whatever your level of expertise. The use of exercises, illustrations, and examples together with the clarity of the writing mean that you can go from novice to knowledgeable in one book. All the key factors such as material lifecycles, legislation and practice are considered, making this a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about this topic and what we need to do to help save our planet.' Professor Margaret Bates, visiting Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management University of Northampton and past President of CIWM.


 

'This textbook is a key resource for those studying and working in the waste & resource management sector. Improving waste management has potential to significantly reduce GHG emissions and its impact on the climate crisis. The accessible, student-focused approach within this book makes a valuable contribution to understanding this area and I strongly recommend it'
Phil Longhurst, Professor of Environment and Energy Technology, Cranfield University


 

Format: Paperback

Size: 246 × 189 × 27 mm

406 Pages

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ISBN: 9781800084667

Publication: December 05, 2023

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