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The Circular Economy: Strategies and Green Practices

A Special Issue from Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

About this Special Issue

Papers are invited on the topic of The Circular Economy: Strategies and Green Practices to be published as a Special Issue of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (J&AWMA) in 2020 (Volume 70).

The Circular Economy (CE) paradigm is gaining increasing attention from both researchers and practitioners in different industries as a way to realize a sustainable and regenerative use of natural resources.

Green practices and strategies are a hot topic in many sectors. The 9R--Responsibility, React, Reduce, Reuse, Re-design, Repair, Recover, Recycle, and Rot--development strategy will not only help to improve economic benefits through retain materials and products in the economy for as long as possible, but also reduce the harmful effects on the environment and society through reduction in solid waste, air and water pollution.

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The goal of this Special Issue

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles analyzing the impact of CE-related business innovations, green strategies, and practices, in order to contribute to improve scientific knowledge on the topic and provide companies with some useful guidelines to support the successful implementation of CE in their logistics operations and businesses. Also welcome are papers that examine current policies, quantitative and qualitative measurements in the materials treatment sector and reuse, multi-criteria systems for consuming, techno-economical aspects, and the effect of CE on environment and society.

The Guest Editor will select high-quality research papers to proceed with blind peer review per JA&WMA's manuscript review guidelines. Within the framework described above, the list of the possible topics includes, but is not limited to:

• Sustainable practices;
• CE strategies;
• Sustainable supply chain management;
• Life-Cycle-Assessment;
• Renewable energy and waste reduction techniques;
• Design for circularity in businesses;
• Health, Environment, and Management;
• The innovative business model for CE and sustainability;
• Environmental friendly policies;
• Waste management.

Submission guidelines

All manuscripts must be formatted according to the Style Guidelines and then submitted via the ScholarOne Manuscript Review System to enter the review process.

All papers published in JA&WMA are subject to page charges: US$69 for current A&WMA members and US$99 for nonmembers. This modest page charge helps to (1) defray the publication costs, and (2) provide open access for all JA&WMA papers after one year from their print publication date.

When submitting a paper for this Special Issue, please select MS Type “2020Waste” via the ScholarOne Manuscript Review System.

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Guest Editor

Dr. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Dr. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan is affiliated with Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Dr. Khan has more than eleven years’ core experience of supply chain and logistics at industry and academic levels. Prof. Khan has attended several international conferences in Dubai, Pakistan, Taiwan, and China, US, Netherlands, and has also been invited as guest speaker, Keynote speaker, and conference committee member. He has published 122 research papers in different well renowned international journals and conferences.

About the journal

About JA&WMA
J&AWMA is one of the oldest continuously published, peer-reviewed, technical environmental journals in the world. First published in 1951 under the name Air Repair, J&AWMA is intended to serve those occupationally involved in air pollution control and waste management through the publication of timely and reliable information.

To be the leading technical communicator for policy-relevant air and waste management science and technology.

To provide A&WMA and the general public with descriptions of timely, contemporary advances in air quality and waste management science and technology for use in improving environmental protection.

Trivikrama Rao
North Carolina State University, USA

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