Is Enhanced Landfill Mining the missing link to a Circular Economy v2.0?

The Detritus Journal published a special issue on resource recovery through Enhanced Landfill Mining (ELFM). In the editorial, the question is asked if Enhanced Landfill Mining is “the missing link to a Circular Economy 2.0?” The results of the H2020 MSCA ETN NEW-MINE project are presented in this issue. These and other findings will be debated during the fifth ELFM Symposium on February 6, 2020 in Leuven (Belgium) (cf. https://elfm.eu/).


Guest editors Lieven Machiels, Enrico Bernardo and Peter Tom Jones describe ‘Enhanced landfill Mining’ (ELFM) in the editorial of the Special Issue as “an out of the box approach to address the dark side of the circular economy vision.” More precisely, they question “how [we] can deal with the waste of the past, irrespective of the urgent need to avoid new waste creation and disposal in the future”. In this respect, they argue that “ELFM considers landfills as resource stock awaiting future mining in order to recover valuable resources in an integrated way.”

The H2020 MSCA ETN NEW-MINE project supported a special issue of the Detritus Journal on resource recovery through enhanced landfill mining. The NEW-MINE project aims “to develop innovative concepts, technologies and methods for integrated resource recovery and remediation of landfills containing Municipal Solid Waste. It investigates the full value chain: from landfill exploration to excavation, material separation, recovery and upcycling of landfilled materials and energy resources as well as the reclamation of land. Additionally, an integrated environmental, social and economic assessment framework is developed and applied on ELFM.” 

The special issue of Detritus was issued on 23 December 2019 and is the Volume 08. (ISSN: 2611-4135 – Pages: 1-176 – ISBN (Digital edition PDF): 9788862650175). The full special issue can be downloaded here. The table of content is copied below.

TABLE OF CONTENT OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE

Editorial
Lieven Machiels, Enrico Bernardo and Peter Tom Jones
 
New-Mine: Innovative landfill exploration & mechanical processing
CHARACTERIZATION OF LANDFILL MINING MATERIAL AFTER BALLISTIC SEPARATION TO EVALUATE MATERIAL AND ENERGY RECOVERY POTENTIAL
Cristina Garcia Lopez, Anita Ni, Juan Carlos Hernández Parrodi, Bastian Küppers, Karoline Raulf and Thomas Pretz
 
POTENTIAL OF SENSOR-BASED SORTING IN ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING
Bastian Küppers, Juan Carlos Hernández Parrodi, Cristina Garcia Lopez, Roland Pomberger and Daniel Vollprecht
 
RELATING MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE CONSTITUENTS TO IRON CONTENT – IMPLICATIONS FOR ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING
Daniel Vollprecht, Christin Bobe, Roman Stiegler, Ellen van de Vijver, Tanja Wolfsberger, Bastian Küppers and Robert Scholger
 
CASE STUDY ON ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING AT MONT-SAINT-GUIBERT LANDFILL IN BELGIUM: CHARACTERIZATION AND POTENTIAL OF FINE FRACTIONS
Juan Carlos Hernández Parrodi, Cristina Garcia Lopez, Bastian Küppers, Karoline Raulf, Daniel Vollprecht, Thomas Pretz and Roland Pomberger
 
CASE STUDY ON ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING AT MSG LANDFILL IN BELGIUM: MECHANICAL PROCESSING OF FINE FRACTIONS FOR MATERIAL AND ENERGY RECOVERY
Juan Carlos Hernández Parrodi, Karoline Raulf, Daniel Vollprecht, Thomas Pretz and Roland Pomberger
 
New-Mine: Advanced up-cycling
QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF NONFERROUS METALS RECOVERED FROM LANDFILL MINING: A CASE STUDY IN BELGIUM
Hugo Ignacio Lucas, Cristina Garcia Lopez, Juan Carlos Hernández Parrodi, Daniel Vollprecht, Karoline Raulf, Roland Pomberger, Thomas Pretz and Bernd Friedrich
 
INCREASING THE DIMENSIONAL STABILITY OF CAO-FEOX-AL2O3-SIO2 ALKALI-ACTIVATED MATERIALS: ON THE SWELLING POTENTIAL OF CALCIUM OXIDE-RICH ADMIXTURES
Guilherme Ascensão, Maurizio Marchi, Monica Segata, Flora Faleschini and Yiannis Pontikes
 
STRONG POROUS GLASS-CERAMICS FROM ALKALI ACTIVATION AND SINTER-CRYSTALLIZATION OF VITRIFIED MSWI BOTTOM ASH
Patricia Rabelo Monich, Fulden Dogrul, Hugo Lucas, Bernd Friedrich and Enrico Bernardo
 
New-Mine: Multi-criteria assessment for integrated ELFM concepts and technologies
DEVELOPING STAKEHOLDER ARCHETYPES FOR ENHANCED LANDFILL MINING
Paul Valentin Einhäupl, Karel Van Acker, Niclas Svensson and Steven Van Passel
 
ASSESSING THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF LANDFILL MINING: REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS
John Laurence Esguerra, Joakim Krook, Niclas Svensson and Steven Van Passel
 
INTEGRATION OF RESOURCE RECOVERY INTO CURRENT WASTE MANAGEMENT THROUGH (ENHANCED) LANDFILL MINING
Juan Carlos Hernández Parrodi, Hugo Lucas, Marco Gigantino, Giovanna Sauve, John Laurence Esguerra, Paul Einhäupl, Daniel Vollprecht, Roland Pomberger, Bernd Friedrich, Karel Van Acker, Joakim Krook, Niclas Svensson and Steven Van Passel
 
Landfill mining outside New-MINE
LANDFILL MINING APPLICATIONS IN THE LOMBARDY REGION
Silvia Cappa
 
Columns
RESEARCH TO INDUSTRY AND INDUSTRY TO RESEARCH
Managing editor: Alberto Pivato
 
NEW PROJECTS
Managing editor: Marco Ritzkowski
 
DETRITUS & ART
Managing editor: Rainer Stegmann
 

Detritus?

The Detritus Journal is a multidisciplinary journal for waste resources and residues. It is an official journal of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG). The IWWG was conceived in 2002 and serves as a forum for the scientific and professional community to promote and disseminate new developments in the waste management industry. It was established as a think tank providing an intellectual platform to encourage and support integrated and sustainable waste management and promote practical scientific development in the field. All publications are open access.

Acknowledgements

 
The NEW-MINE project has received funding from the European Union's EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement No 721185 – https://new-mine.eu/
 

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