Waste Recycling

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Book Chapter
Many chemicals used in the electronics sector have negative consequences for human and environmental health. These include chemicals such as lead, mercury, brominated flame retardants, halogenated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and phthalates. Typical electronic waste handling practices in developing countries are detrimental to the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Waste Management
Tsydenova, Oyuna
This review paper summarizes the existing knowledge on the chemical hazards associated with recycling and other end-of-life treatment options of waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste). The hazards arise from the presence of heavy metals (e.g., mercury, cadmium, lead, etc.), flame retardants (e.g., pentabromophenol, polybrominated...
Annual Conference of the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies
The aim of this paper is to analyse the potential contributions of bioethanol production from urban wastes to a sound material-cycle society in Japan. For this purpose, case studies are conducted on two projects of ethanol production from urban wastes: construction waste timber in Osaka Prefecture and food waste in Kitakyushu City. Based on...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Applied Energy
Japan has developed a variety of national strategies and plans related to biofuels which address four main policy objectives, including reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy security, rural development, and realisation of a recycle-based society. This paper reviews these national strategies and plans as well as associated implementing...