Revolutionizing Urban Waste Management in San Francisco: The Role of Technology-Driven Solutions in Advancing Circular Economy Practices

  • Jie Ai


This study analyses the impact of technology-driven solutions on urban waste management within the U.S. circular economy, focusing on San Francisco as a case study. San Francisco's waste management system, characterized by its innovative use of technology, robust policy frameworks, and active community engagement, serves as a model for understanding the implementation and challenges of sustainable urban practices. The research employs a case study methodology, relying on a comprehensive review of secondary data sources, including official reports, academic literature, and statistical data. The findings reveal that while technological advancements, such as advanced sorting systems, composting technologies, and waste-to-energy initiatives, significantly enhance waste management efficiency, they also bring challenges in terms of financial and infrastructural constraints. The study underscores the importance of supportive policy frameworks and community engagement in facilitating the success of these initiatives. Despite its successes, San Francisco’s approach highlights key challenges, including maintaining technological advancement and ensuring community participation. The study concludes that the integration of technology in waste management, underpinned by strong policies and community engagement, is crucial in advancing circular economy goals. The insights from San Francisco’s experience provide valuable lessons for other cities aiming to implement similar sustainable waste management practices.     


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AI, Jie. Revolutionizing Urban Waste Management in San Francisco: The Role of Technology-Driven Solutions in Advancing Circular Economy Practices. International Journal of Business and Technology Management, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 489-502, mar. 2024. ISSN 2682-7646. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 13 june 2024.
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