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Earnings, jobs and innovation: the role of recycling in a green economy

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Anders Bjørn, Christian Fischer, Sabine Haselsteiner, Jan Kosmol, Christian Löwe, Naoko Tojo, Özgür Saki

Source: 

EEA

Year: 

2011

"This short report explains the role of recycling in the green economy and examines the evidence of its contribution in Europe, focusing primarily on the economic benefits that recycling offers." (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/earnings-jobs-and-innovation-the)

CIRCULARITY INDICATORS: NON-TECHNICAL CASE STUDIES

Type of evidence: 

Source: 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Year: 

2015

"This document describes illustrative case studies on how the Circularity Indicators developed in the Circularity Indicators Project can be used. Due to the commercial sensitivity of the data it has not been possible to disclose results for actual products. However, the following cases have been developed to give examples of possible uses, and are inspired by actual examples and real world cases of companies adopting circular economy principles." (p. 3)

The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Improving Resource Efficiency and Sustainability

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Mélanie Despeisse, Simon Ford

Year: 

2015

"Additive manufacturing is heralded as a revolutionary process technology. While it has yet to cause a dramatic transformation of the manufacturing system, there are early signs of how the characteristics of this novel production process can improve resource efficiency and other sustainability aspects. In this paper, we draw on examples from a wide range of products and industries to understand the role of additive manufacturing in sustainable industrial systems. We identify four main areas in which the adoption of additive manufacturing is leading to improved resource efficiency: (1)...

EIO-LCA

Type of evidence: 

"The Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) method estimates the materials and energy resources required for, and the environmental emissions resulting from, activities in our economy. The EIO-LCA method was theorized and developed by economist Wassily Leontief in the 1970s based on his earlier input-output work from the 1930s for which he received the Nobel Prize in Economics. Researchers at the Green Design Institute of Carnegie Mellon University operationalized Leontief's method in the mid-1990s, once sufficient computing power was widely available to perform the large-...

COPERT

Type of evidence: 

"COPERT is a software tool used world-wide to calculate air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from road transport. The development of COPERT is coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA), in the framework of the activities of the European Topic Centre for Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre manages the scientific development of the model. COPERT has been developed for official road transport emission inventory preparation in EEA member countries. However, it is applicable to all relevant research, scientific and...

PLUREL

Type of evidence: 

"PLUREL consists of five interrelated research modules: Module 1 describes the underlying driving forces (such as demographic or climate change, resource availability and economic crisis) of recent urbanisation processes in the form of future scenarios. Module 2 translates these general trends into demands on land use, resources and public participation in the interface between rural, peri-urban and urban areas looking at the pan-European scale. Module 3 studies the regional strategies to steer developments in the urban fringe, against the setting of these pressures or demands on a local,...

GRANTA MI:BoM Analyzer

Type of evidence: 

"MI:BoM Analyzer is part of the GRANTA MI materials information management system. It is an easy-to-use web application. It connects to a GRANTA MI database on your corporate Intranet or elsewhere on the cloud, enabling you to access a wealth of material, process, and environmental data. You can then apply that data to your company's products or product designs, and quickly generate information on factors such as product mass, environmental impact, or regulatory and supply risk." (https://www.grantadesign.com/products/mi/bom.htm...

WATSIM

Type of evidence: 

"WATSIM is world trade model for agricultural commodities. It currently covers twelve regions, including the EU, and 29 commodities. The model integrates different types of trade policies, such as tariffs and quotas, safeguards and export subsidies."

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