Source Separation and Recycling

Implementation and Benefits for a Circular Economy

  • Roman Maletz
  • Christina Dornack
  • Lou Ziyang

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Christina Dornack
    Pages 3-10
  3. A. Nassour, S. Hemidat, A. Lemke, A. Elnaas, M. Nelles
    Pages 67-87
  4. Chao Zeng, Hangfen Li, Fafa Xia, Dongjie Niu, Youcai Zhao
    Pages 151-174
  5. Klaus Fricke, Christof Heußner, Axel Hüttner, Thomas Turk
    Pages 175-175
  6. Lou Ziyang, Xing Zhilin, Cheng Zhaowen, Zhao Tiantao, Cai Bofeng
    Pages 247-268
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-318

About this book


Source separation of waste and subsequent recycling processes are promising solutions on the road to a circular economy. They reduce waste disposal and the need for resource deployment, while also producing secondary raw materials; as such, they have a significant effect on climate protection.

This book presents source separation technologies and related aspects that form the basis for efficient recycling and a modern approach to waste management. It examines legislational drivers and policy aspects of adequate waste collection schemes, as well as segregation technologies and the success factors for their implementation.

Summarizing the outcomes of a Sino-German workshop, the focus of this volume is mainly on the current situation in China and Germany. However, the findings are applicable to a broad range of situations and regions around the world. In addition, the book demonstrates the relevance of source separation for climate protection and describes alternative separation technologies.

Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the volume will appeal to environmental scientists, engineers, economists, waste managers and policymakers alike.


Waste reduction Waste separation Waste policy Resource recovery Waste management Waste technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Roman Maletz
    • 1
  • Christina Dornack
    • 1
  • Lou Ziyang
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Waste Management and Circular EconomyTechnische Universität DresdenPirnaGermany
  2. 2.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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