Chemicals and waste

To mark the 50th Anniversary of World Environment Day on 5 June 2023, Elsevier proudly presents a curated list of publicly available journal articles and book chapters in support of this year's theme “Solutions to Plastics Pollution”. Please share and download.
This article is an in-depth analysis of the challenges and solutions for the circular economy. This article relates to SDG 12, Responsible Consumption and production.
This chapter aligns with Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation and Goal 14: Life below water by encompassing an overview of various biological methods for removing microplastics from water.
This chapter aligns with Goal 14: Life Below Water and Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation by describing advancements in the use of melt electrospun nanofibers for use in marine oil spill cleanup.
The article describes how to turn waste plastics into high-quality liquid oils by thermal and catalytic pyrolysis.

One Earth, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 122-125

In this Voices panel, 7 global experts discuss the challenges of wastewater management and what is needed to transition wastewater into useable water.

One Earth, Volume 5, Issue 10, 2022, Pages 1080-1084

In this Commentary, the increasing risk of pharmaceutical pollution to the world's rivers is discussed. To safeguard clean drinking water, crop irrigation, and biodiversity, the authors call for accellerated global collaboration.
Enormous amounts of agri-food waste are generated in the open market, especially in sub-Saharan African cities. This work reports the system optimisation of the management of these open-market food wastes for producing bioenergy and value-added materials and also evaluates the environmental impacts of the selected waste processing routes. It supports decision-making on the management of food waste in developing countries furthering SDG 7, 8 &13.
Clean water resources are crucial for societies in order to maintain safety as well as social, ecological and economic progress. As the population grows, agricultural, domestic and industrial activities produce large amounts of wastewaters that can be treated and reused in variety of purposes considering circular economy philosophy. This review presents the challenges and future prospects of wastewater treatment using membrane technologies and is related to SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation.
This article, written by ICIS, a RELX business, explores how chemicals and energy sectors, both of which are largely fossil fuel dependent, are navigating sustainability and the movement towards net zero. This article relates to SDG 7, Affordable and Clean Energy.