Special Issue "Effective Regulation for Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 4716
Interests: environmental economics
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The problem of municipal solid waste (MSW) has been on the political, scientific, and public agenda for several decades. The increasing amounts of MSW due to population growth and the rising living standards pose acute environmental and social challenges all over the world. To reduce MSW’s negative environmental and social effects, extensive regulation in the field has been promoted and implemented in many countries around the world. So far, regulation has not lived up to expectations, and thus, there is a growing understanding that regulation must be monitored and continuously analyzed to ensure desired results or at least progress in the desired direction.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the efficiency or inefficiency of regulation in the MSW field. Research areas may include (but are not limited to): RIA in the field, innovative regulation/methods to enhance and/or implement sustainable management of MSW, regulatory tools to overcome barriers and challenges.
The focus of this Special Issue is on regulation, the way it is dictated, and the analysis of its contribution or non-contribution to promoting sustainable waste management.
We encourage scholars to submit original research, case studies, or critical review articles that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Analysis and assessment of MSW regulation (RIA)
- Analysis and assessment of advanced technological means/methods for MSW management (segregation/collection/transportation/treatment)
- Transparency and traceability along the MSW treatment chain
- Barriers, challenges, and ways to overcome them
- Links between MSW regulation and climate regulation
- Models and methodologies for analyzing regulation in the field (including the analysis of specific regulatory tools such as legislation based on extended producer responsibility, landfill levy, etc.)
- Case studies of achievements through the implementation of regulatory tools
Prof. Dr. Mordechai Shechter
Dr. Shira Daskal
Manuscript Submission Information
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- municipal solid waste (MSW)
- reduce, reuse, recycle
- regulatory impact analysis and assessment (RIA)
- extended producer responsibility (EPR)