Waste Management and the Circular Economy

Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales, Marc A. Rosen

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Waste production is a significant problem affecting territories worldwide due to human activities linked to economic development and resource consumption, both in developed and developing countries. Approximately 7–10 billion tons of waste per year are produced worldwide, and large quantities of resources are expended on managing this waste. In the future, due to the world’s increasing population and economic development, waste production could become even more significant. In this context, waste management companies play a significant role in the social and economic development of territories and, thus, the general welfare of communities. The “circular economy approach” – requiring actions at all stages of the life cycle of products – may help to rethink the overall waste management issue. In particular, given the scarcity of natural resources for many countries, efficient collection and recovery of waste likely make sense, enabling the transformation of wastes into resources that can be re-introduced into the economic system as secondary raw materials, leading to both environmental and economic advantages.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaTowards a Circular Economy
Lugar de publicaciónSuiza
EditorialSpringer Nature
Número de páginas13
ISBN (versión digital)9783030942939
ISBN (versión impresa)9783030942922
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2022

Serie de la publicación

NombreCSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance

Palabras Clave

  • Economia circular
  • Administración verde
  • Sostenibilidad
  • Residuos
  • Gestión de residuos


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