Potential global GHG emissions reduction from increased adoption of metals recycling

@article{Gorman2022PotentialGG,
  title={Potential global GHG emissions reduction from increased adoption of metals recycling},
  author={Miranda R. Gorman and David A. Dzombak and Chad Jonathan Frischmann},
  journal={Resources, Conservation and Recycling},
  year={2022}
}
1 Citations

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 21 REFERENCES

Assessing recycling, displacement, and environmental impacts using an economics‐informed material system model

Material production drives an increasingly large fraction of CO2‐equivalent emissions. Material efficiency strategies such as recycling serve to reduce these emissions. Current analyses of the

Global scenarios of resource and emission savings from material efficiency in residential buildings and cars

TLDR
This analysis presents a global-scale analysis of material efficiency for passenger vehicles and residential buildings, and estimates future changes in material flows and energy use due to increased yields, light design, material substitution, extended service life, and increased service efficiency, reuse, and recycling.

Increased carbon footprint of materials production driven by rise in investments

The production of materials is an important source of greenhouse gas emissions. To reduce emissions, policies aim to enhance material efficiency and the circular economy, but our understanding of the

Translating a Global Emission-Reduction Framework for Subnational Climate Action: A Case Study from the State of Georgia

TLDR
This paper describes an approach developed for Georgia—a state in the southeastern United States called “Drawdown Georgia” that provides a strategy for reducing Georgia’s carbon footprint in the next decade using market-ready technologies and practices and including negative emission solutions.

Linking service provision to material cycles: A new framework for studying the resource efficiency–climate change (RECC) nexus

Material production accounts for 23% of all greenhouse gas emissions. More efficient use of materials—through decoupling of services that support human well‐being from material use—is imperative as

Transparency on greenhouse gas emissions from mining to enable climate change mitigation

The climate change impacts of mining are often not fully accounted for, although the environmental impact of mineral extraction more generally is widely studied. Copper mining can serve as a case

Discrete-point analysis of the energy demand of primary versus secondary metal production.

TLDR
For tantalum and copper, the results show that a further increase in the end-of-life recycling rate (EOL-RR) could contribute to minimizing the overall energy consumption and GHG emissions, despite its low concentrations in end- of-life products.

An Assessment of the Environmental Sustainability and Circularity of Future Scenarios of the Copper Life Cycle in the U.S.

Assessments of availability and sustainability of metals necessary for economic development into the future are important for planning by producers, consumers, and governments. This work assessed the

Contribution of the land sector to a 1.5 °C world

The Paris Agreement introduced an ambitious goal of limiting warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. Here we combine a review of modelled pathways and literature on mitigation strategies, and