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EDITORIALS - Edited by Raffaello Cossu

WHAT ABOUT RESIDUES FROM CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND ROLE OF LANDFILLING?
by Raffaello Cossu, Valentina Grossule and Maria Cristina Lavagnolo - University of Padova

In Detritus - Volume 09/2020 


"The current European policy for waste management is based on the concept of Circular Economy, intended as a global strategy consisting in a set of actions aimed at maintaining the value of the products over a longer period, saving non-renewable resources and minimising waste generation." Download full text

ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING, THE MISSING LINK TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY 2.0?
by Lieven Machiels, Enrico Bernardo and Peter Tom Jones - KU Leuven, University of Padova

In Detritus - Volume 08/2019 


"The transition towards a resource-efficient, climate neutral and circular economy is one of the Grand Societal Challenges of today, as recently endorsed by the European Commission in its European Green Deal (EC 2019). As part of this Green Deal the Commission will also launch a new Circular Economy Action Plan (foreseen in March 2020)... "
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LETTING REMAINDERS GET STUCK IN OUR THROATS
by Lisa Doeland - Radboud University, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

In Detritus - Volume 07/2019 


"What is waste? To my eyes the carton in the middle of a roll of toilet-paper is something to put in the paper recycling bin, whereas my handicraft-minded daughter takes it for the upper-part of the pillar of a castle and my rats use it as construction material for their nest."
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SUSTAINABLE LOW-COST WASTE MANAGEMENT: LEARNING FROM AIRLINES
by Raffaello Cossu, Valentina Grossule and Maria Cristina Lavagnolo - University of Padova

In Detritus - Volume 06/2019 


"Waste management around the world is characterised by a very wide range of levels of technology and service efficiencies. Clearly, socio-economic conditions (such as financial resources, technical education, infrastructures, etc.) are the main issues at the basis of these differences..."
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WASTE BIOREFINERIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND PERSPECTIVES
by Aldo Muntoni - University of Cagliari

In Detritus - Volume 05/2019 


"Biorefinery concepts and technologies have developed rapidly and intensively for a series of reasons: Progressive implementation of the circular economy concepts / Population growth and associated concerns over availability of non-renewable resources, differentiation of strategic..."
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FROM 3R TO 3S: AN APPROPRIATE STRATEGY FOR DC'S
by Maria Cristina Lavagnolo, Valentina Grossule - University of Padova

In Detritus - Volume 04/2018 


"It is an acknowledged fact that the quality and generation rate of municipal solid waste (MSW) is largely linked to the lifestyle, welfare and cultural level of a society, with a production per capita ranging indicatively from 0.1 kg MSW/d in low income rural areas to 4.5 kg MSW/d in urbanized industrialised areas of the world (The World Bank, 2018). "
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THE POWER OF WRECK
by Stefanos Antoniadis, Luigi Stendardo - University of Padova

In Detritus - Volume 03/2018 


"The second French edition of Marc-Antoine Laugier’s (1713-1769) successful Essai sur l’architecture (Laugier, 1755) displays a rather well-known allegorical engraving by Charles-Dominique-Joseph Eisen (1720-1778). Besides giving a more visible explanation of his known theoretical approach (nature is the origin of everything, in a nut shell), the illustration, featuring Architecture as goddess seated on the ruins of a destroyed building showing a primitive hut to the genius of reason (a cupid), talks about landscape, nature and waste: three extraordinarily up-to-date items production-related debates still focus on."
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LANDFILLING OR BIKING?
by Raffaello Cossu, Editor in Chief - University of Padova

In Detritus - Volume 02/2018 


“The first day of the Solid Waste Management course I teach at the University of Padua, Italy, I usually ask the students a simple question:
“In your opinion, which is the best system of waste management?”
Their immediate reply, in chorus and with very few exceptions, is: “Recycling!”
I then go on to the second question.
“In your opinion, which is the best means of transport?”
After a moment of bewilderment due to this abrupt jump from one topic to another, no response is forthcoming until the first brave person breaks the ice: “It depends!” >>> Download full text

WHY THIS JOURNAL? WHY THIS NAME?
by Raffaello Cossu, Editor in Chief - University of Padova

In Detritus - Volume 01/2018 


"Science is the main factor involved in promoting and guiding human progress. It implies hard work, and is based on innovation, validation and diffusion. Journals play a fundamental role in the validation, dissemination and recording of scientific results. Particularly in recent years, the publication of papers in referenced journals represents the main tool in legitimating and certifying scientific and academic careers."
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