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Resource Recovery from Wastes: Towards a Circular Economy


Lynne E. Macaskie

Devin J. Sapsford


The concept of a circular economy has been gaining increasing attention in recent years. Many of the sources of chemicals we have become reliant on are dwindling and the accumulation of waste products poses a serious environmental problem. By recovering resources from these waste materials, we can reduce our dependence on virgin feedstocks that may not be sustainable as well as reducing the quantity of material going to landfill sites.

Incorporating different perspectives from a global authorship, this book aims to introduce systems thinking to the field of waste and resource management. The topics covered range from the use of biogeochemical processes in resource recovery to the application of engineered nanomaterials, with information relevant to both academia and industry.

The broad range and cross-disciplinary nature of the topics in this book make it a valuable resource for those working in circular economy research, green chemistry and waste and resource management.


Macaskie, L. E., Sapsford, D. J., & Mayes, W. M. (Eds.). (2020). Resource Recovery from Wastes: Towards a Circular Economy. London: Royal Society of Chemistry.

Book Type Edited Book
Acceptance Date May 3, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 31, 2019
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Nov 1, 2019
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Series Title Green Chemistry Series
Series Number 63
ISBN 9781788013819
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