Innovations in Waste Management: Technological Solutions and Business Models

A special issue of Waste (ISSN 2813-0391).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 78

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite submissions for a Special Issue of MDPI's Waste, focusing on "Innovations in Waste Management: Technological Solutions and Business Models". Our aim is to explore cutting-edge advancements in waste management, emphasizing both innovative technological solutions and novel business models that contribute to sustainable and efficient waste management practices.

We welcome original research articles, reviews, and case studies that address a wide range of topics. Potential subjects include, but are not limited to: Advanced waste-sorting technologies: explore state-of-the-art technologies for waste sorting, recycling, and upcycling, with a focus on automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Waste-to-energy Solutions: highlight innovative approaches for converting waste into energy, such as anaerobic digestion, incineration, and emerging technologies like plasma gasification. Circular economy initiatives: showcase circular economy models and strategies that promote the reduction, reuse, and recycling of waste materials to minimize environmental impact. Smart waste management systems: present intelligent systems and data-driven approaches for optimizing waste collection, transportation, and disposal, enhancing overall operational efficiency. Entrepreneurial ventures and business models: explore new and sustainable business models that address waste management challenges, fostering economic growth while minimizing environmental harm.

Contributions from researchers, industry professionals, and policymakers are welcome for the purpose of providing a comprehensive overview of the current landscape and future prospects in waste management. This Special Issue aims to foster collaboration, share insights, and inspire new directions for addressing the global challenges associated with waste management. Join us in shaping the future of sustainable waste practices through this collection of up to 15–20 thought-provoking articles. Submissions can be made through the journal's online submission system until July 31, 2024.

Dr. Maximilian Lackner
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Waste is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • waste management
  • waste technologies
  • circular economy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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