The two Special Issues that appeared in the Social Responsibility Journal (SRJ), titled Scientific and Technological Contributions to Sustainability, created a large amount of interest which has led to the launch of Technological Sustainability (TECHS) as a sister journal to SRJ. This free virtual issue offers a selection of some of the papers which were published in these two special issues. They have been selected to show the wide range of subjects which fall within the ambit of TECHS.
What is important when considering the way in which technology can assist us in combatting sustainability issues is more than just the technology and what it can do. The context in which it can operate, and the benefits of its use are also important. So too are the detriments because no development is universally beneficial. Thus, evaluation is an important part of the role of this journal. The papers selected here show that there are many issues worthy of exploration and evaluation. Further, they come from many parts of the world – showing the global concern with the issues which are raised. More importantly, they explore the contexts in which technology is used and the effects thereof. But there is scope in the journal for all approaches – it is a global issue which we are all grappling with.
Editor-in-Chief Dr. Shahla Seifi
Corporate social irresponsibility towards the planet: a study of heavy metals contamination in groundwater due to industrial wastewater by Azam Malik, Izhar Alam, Mohammad Rishad Faridi and Sohail Ayub
Biodiversity accounting: uncover environmental destruction in Indonesia by Syarifuddin Syarifuddin and Ratna Ayu Damayanti
Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and management: the global scenario by Kapil Dev Sharma and Siddharth Jain
Biomimetic economy: human ecological-economic systems emulating natural ecological systems by Unai Tamayo and Gustavo Vargas
Corporate social irresponsibility: humans vs artificial intelligence by Kristijan Krkač
Demographics of sustainable technology consumption in an emerging market: the significance of education to energy efficient appliance adoption by Ninh Nguyen, Steven Greenland, Antonio Lobo and Hoang Viet Nguye