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Title: Sustainable environmental geotechnics practices for a green economy
Authors: Roque, António José
Paleologos, Evan K.
O’Kelly, Brendan C.
Tang, Anh Minh
Reddy, Krishna R.
Vitone, Claudia
Mohamed, Abdel-Mohsen O.
Koda, Eugeniusz
Goli, Venkata Siva Naga Sai
Vieira, Castorina S.
Fei, Xunchang
Sollecito, Francesca
Vaverková, Magdalena Daria
Plötze, Michael
Petti, Rossella
Podlasek, Anna
Puzrin, Alexander M.
Cotecchia, Federica
Osinski, Piotr
Mohammad, Arif
Singh, Prithvendra
El Gamal, Maisa
Farouk, Sherine
Al Nahyan, Moza T.
Mickovski, Slobodan B.
Singh, Devendra Narain
Keywords: Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Roque, A. J., Paleologos, E. K., O’Kelly, B. C., Tang, A. M., Reddy, K. R., Vitone, C., Mohamed, A. O., Koda, E., Goli, V. S. N. S., Vieira, C. S., Fei, X., Sollecito, F., Vaverková, M. D., Plötze, M., Petti, R., Podlasek, A., Puzrin, A. M., Cotecchia, F., Osinski, P., ...Singh, D. N. (2021). Sustainable environmental geotechnics practices for a green economy. Environmental Geotechnics, 9(2), 68-84.
Journal: Environmental Geotechnics
Abstract: The revitalisation of the global economy after the Covid-19 era presents environmental geotechnics with the opportunity to reinforce the need for a change in paradigm towards a green, circular economy and to promote aggressively the use and development of sustainable technologies and management practices. This paper aims to assist in this effort by concentrating on several thematic areas where sustainability solutions and future improvements are sought. These include the re-entry of construction and demolition of wastes, excavated materials, industrial wastes and marine sediments into the production cycle and the reuse of existing foundations. Despite the recent trend in advanced countries towards recycling and waste-to-energy thermal treatment, landfills still constitute the most common municipal solid waste management practice, especially in low-and-middle-income countries, and technological solutions to improve their environmental footprint are hereby presented. At the same time, remediation solutions are required to address the multitude of contaminated sites worldwide. Advanced developments that incorporate environmental, economic and social dimensions are expounded by the authors, together with sustainable ground improvement solutions for infrastructure projects conducted in soft and weak soils. The topic of thermo-active geostructures concludes this paper, where, apart from their infrastructure utility, these structures have the potential to contribute to the renewable energy source.
ISSN: 2051-803X
DOI: 10.1680/jenge.21.00091
Schools: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Rights: © 2021 Thomas Telford Ltd. Published with permission by the ICE under the CC-BY 4.0 license.(
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