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Limitations of the waste hierarchy for achieving absolute reductions in material throughput
Abstract Dematerialization can serve as a measurable and straightforward strategy for sustainability and requires changes in management of material inputs and waste outputs of the economy. Currently,Expand
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Regime shifts in coupled socio-environmental systems: Review of modelling challenges and approaches
Increasing attention to regime shifts, critical transitions, non-marginal changes, and systemic shocks calls for the development of models that are able to reproduce or grow structural changes thatExpand
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Global Life Cycle Paper Flows, Recycling Metrics, and Material Efficiency
Summary Despite major improvements in recycling over the last decades, the pulp and paper sector is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental pressures.Expand
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Quantifying the system-wide recovery potential of waste in the global paper life cycle
Abstract Waste from the global paper life cycle can be a lost economic opportunity and a risk to the natural environment and human health. This study assesses the recovery potential of major wasteExpand
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Liberalisation and wind energy adoption in Europe
The last two decades were transformative for the European electricity supply industry (ESI). Markets were liberalised and renewable energy sources took a significant share of the supply. This studyExpand
Metabolism of metals from co-processing of energy-from-waste air pollution control residue in cement kilns
Co-processing of air pollution control residues (APCR) from energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities in the cement kiln is a potential alternative to landfill and an opportunity to reduce the virgin rawExpand
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Sustainable use of materials in the global paper life cycle
Human activity has greatly affected the natural environment. The production and consumption of materials and products have contributed to the destruction and degradation of ecosystems worldwide.Expand