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Handbook of Recycling Wins ISWA Publication Award

By: , Posted on: October 28, 2014

handbook of recycling coverHandbook of Recycling: State-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts, and Scientists was recently awarded Joint First Place in the International Solid Waste Association’s Publication Award.

The ISWA Publication Award was created with the intention of honoring the authors of a publication deemed exceptional in its contribution to the field of solid waste management.
In 2014 only 9 publications were nominated and yet the judges found great difficulty in determining an overall winner due to the top-class level of and wide variety of subject matter.

The panel believed this book, edited by Ernst Worrell and Markus Reuter, to be an excellent collection of data, providing a detailed global handbook on recycling technologies and materials.

They also said:

“This is an excellent handbook, so full of data literature and practical suggestions for recycling of different materials – its detail and coverage make it useful for everyone in the waste management world. It is ISWA’s honor to receive such publications as candidates. Magnificent technical and scientific work.”

“Implementing 3R is a key to many countries. This publication addresses the complete life cycle of recycling and hence very useful for practitioners around the world, it’s one of the best collection s I have come across related to recycling technologies.”


Such a prodigious award is deserving of recognition and as such we are now pleased to be able to offer a 30% discount when you buy the Handbook of Recycling: State-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts, and Scientists direct from the Elsevier Store. Use discount code “HBRECYC” at checkout and save!

About the Author

Ernst Worrell biopicErnst Worrell is a professor of ‘Energy, Resources & Technological Change’ at Utrecht University. From 2004 until 2010 he was the Director of Energy Use & Efficiency at Ecofys, an international sustainable energy consulting company. He was also a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1998 to 2008, leading the industrial energy assessment research. Dr. Worrell has over 20 years experience in research and evaluation projects in industrial energy and material efficiency improvement, as well as waste management and processing.

He has worked with chemical, oil refining, pulp & paper, iron & steel, cement, glass, food and many other industries around the globe. He is author of 4 IPCC reports, including the 4th Assessment Report and is the (co-) author of over 300 publications. He is Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling, one of the leading journals in the field of resources efficiency, and associate editor of Energy, the International Journal and Energy Efficiency. He is also an editorial board member of Waste Management.

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