Florin-Constantin Mihai

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

Florin-Constantin Mihai holds a PhD degree in Geography (2013) with maximum distinction from the Department of Geography, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi (Romania), and BSc and MSc degrees in Environmental Science. He has published papers in international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters on various topics regarding environmental and waste management issues. His research aims to develop new methods and indicators to assess key environmental issues across various geographical scales. His research interests include environmental geography, waste management, pollution, sanitation, sustainability, circular economy, public and environmental policies, spatial analysis, and rural and regional development. He has previously edited the following books: “E-waste in Transition: from Pollution to Resource”, “Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas”, and “Environmental Risks”. These are available at https://www.intechopen.com/.

3books edited

5chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Florin-Constantin Mihai

E-waste management is a serious challenge across developed, transition, and developing countries because of the consumer society and the globalization process. E-waste is a fast-growing waste stream which needs more attention of international organizations, governments, and local authorities in order to improve the current waste management practices. The book reveals the pollution side of this waste stream with critical implications on the environment and public health, and also it points out the resource side which must be further developed under the circular economy framework with respect to safety regulations. In this context, complicated patterns at the global scale emerge under legal and illegal e-waste trades. The linkages between developed and developing countries and key issues of e-waste management sector are further examined in the book.

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