More recycling and use of recycled materials

The opportunities to business of improving resource efficiency

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Bio Intelligence Service, AMEC

Year: 

2013

"This study forms part of the Commission's on-going analysis of the opportunities to be gained from improving resource efficiency and how best to help business realise the potential economic, as well as environmental and social benefit." (Executive Summary)

Designing an environmentally conscious tire closed-loop supply chain network with multiple recovery options using interactive fuzzy goal programming

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Kemal Subulan, A. Serdar Tasan, Adil Baykasoglu

Year: 

2015

"Significant environmental problems have been caused by the growth in the volume of used tires each year. In addition, remanufacturing and recycling options related to the end of life for tires are crucial issues at present because of difficulties related to the degradation of these scrap tires in the environment and the economic benefits of material and energy recovery. Thus, effective collection, storage, recycling, and appropriate disposal methods are required for used tires without damaging the environment by designing an efficient closed-loop supply chain network. Based on this...

Crunch the can or throw the bottle? Effect of "bottle deposit laws" and municipal recycling programs

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Benjamin Campbell, Hayk Khachatryan, Bridget Behe, Charles Hall, Jennifer Dennis

Year: 

2016

"Although there is growing public awareness about environmental issues, incentive mechanisms leading to individual pro-environmental behaviors remain less investigated. This article examines the impact of bottle deposit laws (BDL), municipal recycling programs (MRP), and the ease of municipal recycling on recycling frequency for numerous products. An online survey of U.S. and Canadian households was conducted to collect data about individuals’ recycling practices and perceptions. We contracted an online survey company, Global Market Insite (GMI), to recruit panelists within their database...

Life cycle impact assessment of beverage packing systems: focus on the collection of post-consumer bottles

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Balint Simon, Mourad Ben Amor, Rita Rita Földényi

Year: 

2015

"Choice of packaging material has a significant contribution to the overall impact of beverage value chain. Collection of post-consumer packaging materials is often controlled by national or regional regulation, which have to be based on sound considerations. Therefore, stakeholders alongside the packaging value chain need for supporting information to select environmentally sound packaging and define own policy. To meet comprehensiveness, five different packaging materials were examined during their whole life cycle. Due to the potentially direct impact of collection system on the human...

The Circular Economy: Practical steps to enhance the EU package

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Mauro Anastasio

Source: 

Green Budget Europe

Year: 

2016

"This briefing highlights the shortcomings of the 2015 Circular Economy package, and looks at how the environmental and socially equitable reform of fiscal systems across the EU can support the transition to a circular economy." (http://green-budget.eu/tag/circular-economy/)

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - More recycling and use of recycled materials