More recycling and use of recycled materials

Industrial symbiosis in Gladstone: a decade of progress and future development

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Author names: 

Artem Golev, Glen D. Corder, Damien P. Giurco

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Year: 

2014

"Heavy industrial areas with large volume waste streams show great promise for applying the concept of industrial symbiosis. This article examines industrial symbiosis in Gladstone, one of Australia's rapidly developing heavy industrial areas. Along with the analysis of the area's progress over the last decade and detailed description of existing resource synergies, it also overviews Gladstone's future prospects, including identification of potential resource synergies based on likely future industries and their waste streams, and an estimation of the overall environment benefits from the...

Opportunities and limits of recycling: A dynamic-model-based analysis

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2012

"Ensuring continued resource availability and material flow into sustainable products requires well-designed systems that capture these resources from end-of-life (EOL) products and recycle them into new applications. Understanding the impact
of product design and recycling system performance on this closure of material cycles requires comprehensive approaches consistent with basic principles, as presented in this article." (p. 347)

From an eco-industrial park towards an eco-city: a case study in Suzhou, China

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Author names: 

Chang Yu, Gerard P.J. Dijkema, Martin de Jong, Han Shi

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Year: 

2015

"As eco-industrial park policies have been in place for years, many mature eco-industrial parks tend to acquire more than just industrial functions and become new urban districts. We investigated this development and conducted empirical research in Suzhou Industrial Park, to obtain insight in how a mature eco-industrial park influences if not leverages the development of an eco-city. To this end we inventoried and analyzed policy instruments and environmental infrastructures and deduced how in Suzhou Industrial Park these led to improved energy efficiency, reduced pollution and contributed...

Redefining Industrial Symbiosis

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Author names: 

D.R. Lombardi, P. Laybourn

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Year: 

2012

"The most commonly cited definition of industrial symbiosis (IS), by Chertow (2000), has served well to foster discussion and research for more than a decade. The definition reflected the state of research and practice at the time; as both have advanced, some terms have been interpreted in substantially different ways. In this article we analyze those generally used terms for their connection to the ecological metaphor that is the root of industrial ecology, and their varied interpretations in IS research and practice over time. We then propose an updated definition intended to communicate...

New era. New plan. Europe

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Author names: 

Femke Groothuis et al.

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The Ex'tax Project, Deloitte, EY, KMPG Meijburg, PwC, Cambridge Econometrics, Trucost...

Year: 

2016

"The report 'New era. New Plan. Europe' shows us the possibilities and opportunities a fundamental shift in taxes has to offer. It is a valuable study for policy- and decision makers in businesses and governments who are looking for solutions to address the challenges of our time: climate change, pollution, inequality, unemployment and resource scarcity." (http://www.neweranewplan.com/)

Business Model Innovation in a Circular Economy Reasons for Non-Acceptance of Circular Business Models

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Author names: 

Patrick Planing

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Hochschule Pforzheim University

Year: 

2016

"The overall aim of this paper is to develop a new conceptual framework for business model innovation in a circular economy and to explore the reasons for consumer non-adoption of business models in this context." (p. 1)

Circular Advantage: Innovative Business Models and Technologies to Create Value in a World without Limits to Growth

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Author names: 

Accenture

Source: 

Accenture

Year: 

2014

This report mainly focuses on the question what companies can do to become more circular, and why it is in their best interest to do so. To this end, it among others discusses several business models, disruptive technologies and capabilities.

Towards circular economy implementation: a comprehensive review in context of manufacturing industry

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Author names: 

Michael Lieder, Amir Rashid

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Department of Production Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Year: 

2015

This review paper aims to analyse the research landscape and context of circular economy research so far, explore the perspective on it that combines aspects of resources scarcity, environmental impact and economic benefits, and develop a framework mainly for the manufacturing industry, based on these aspects.

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