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  • Making a Green Machineby Finn Arne Jørgensen

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 44.95

     Making a Green Machine examines the development of the Scandinavian beverage container deposit-refund system, which has the highest return rates in the world, from 1970 to present. Finn Arne Jorgensen's comparative framework charts the complex network of business and political actors involved in the development of the reverse vending machine... more...

  • The Garbage Crisisby Randika Jayasinghe; Usman Mushtaq; Toni Smythe; Caroline Baillie

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    This book will focus on "Waste Management," a serious global issue and engineers' responsibility towards finding better solutions for its sustainable management. Solid waste management is one of the major environmental burdens in both developed and developing countries alike. An alarming rate of solid waste generation trends can be seen as a result... more...

  • Waste Management and the Environment VIby V. Popov; H. Itoh; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 386.00

    Featuring papers published at the Sixth International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment, this book contains contributions on the topics such as: Advanced Waste Treatment Technology, Wastewater Treatment; Resources Recovery; Waste Incineration and Gasification; Waste Pre-Treatment; Separation and Transformation; Landfills; Soil and... more...

  • Environmental Impacts of Waste Paper Recyclingby Yrjo Virtanen; Sten Nilsson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.95

    Public concern for the conservation of natural resources and a general awareness of the environmental consequences of waste disposal is reflected in current legislation aimed at reducing waste. Recycling is commonly cited as one of the preferred methods of waste reduction and this book summarizes a recent study of paper recycling in Europe, which investigated... more...

  • Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commonsby Bruce Lankford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes a major advance in our understanding of this topic by analysing resource efficiency and efficiency gains from the perspective of common pool... more...

  • Making the Modern Worldby Vaclav Smil

    Wiley 2013; US$ 45.00

    How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials?  These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization. Over the course of time, the modern world has become dependent on unprecedented... more...

  • Household Waste Recyclingby Richard Waite

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Households in the UK each generate around one tonne of waste per year, and the successful management and disposal of this waste is becoming an increasingly important issue. In many cases, recycling is the most sensible option, and the UK government has set a target to recycle a quarter of all household waste by the year 2000. This book gives an overview... more...

  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbookby V Goodship; A Stevels

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 305.00

    Electrical and electronic waste is a growing problem as volumes are increasing fast. Rapid product innovation and replacement, especially in information and communication technologies (ICT), combined with the migration from analog to digital technologies and to flat-screen televisions and monitors has resulted in some electronic products quickly reaching... more...

  • Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Wasteby Joonhang Ahn; Michael J Apted

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 340.00

    Geological disposal has been internationally adopted as the most effective approach to assure the long-term, safe disposition of the used nuclear fuels and radioactive waste materials produced from nuclear power generation, nuclear weapons programs, medical, treatments, and industrial applications. Geological repository systems take advantage of natural... more...

  • Management, Recycling and Reuse of Waste Compositesby V Goodship

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 300.00

    This authoritative reference work provides a comprehensive review of the management, recycling and reuse of waste composites. These are issues which are of increasing importance due to the growing use of composites in many industries, increasingly strict legislation and concerns about disposal of composites by landfill or incineration. Part one discusses... more...