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Global waste award

Published: 27 October 2016

A research paper by Professor Ian Williams, Professor Simon Kemp and recently-awarded PhD student Dr David Turner, all from Engineering and the Environment, has won the global 2016 International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Publication Award.

They won the award for their paper ‘Greenhouse gas emission factors for recycling of source-segregated waste materials’, which was published Open Access, in the journal Resources, Conservation & Recycling.

The paper highlighted the important contribution that effective source-segregated materials recycling can have in reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions impact of waste management.

Professor Kemp, Head of the Centre for Environmental Science, said: “We are delighted to receive this award, especially as it was alongside David Turner who did both his BSc (in Environmental Science) and his PhD at Southampton. We are very proud of this study, which emerged from a brainstorming session in my office.”

Ian Williams, Professor of Applied Environmental Science, said: “The global impact of the paper was immediate – it was the most downloaded paper in the journal for at least 180 days after publication – and it has provided evidence to support the Welsh Government’s ambitious cross-sectoral sustainable development scheme, outlined in One Wales: One Planet.”

The ISWA Publication Award honours the author(s) of a publication, article or book which is deemed to be exceptional in its contribution to the field of solid waste management. Each year, ISWA's panel of expert judges recognise the publication which they feel offers the most valuable contribution to the promotion of sustainable waste management.



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