Search for dissertations about: "resource-efficiency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 73 swedish dissertations containing the word resource-efficiency.

  1. 1. Policy Framework for Material Resource Efficiency : Pathway Towards a Circular Economy

    Author : Leonidas Milios; Internationella miljöinstitutet; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; resource efficiency; circular economy; policy studies; reuse; remanufacturing; recycling;

    Abstract : The strategic direction of the European Union (EU) over the past twenty years has focused on increasing resource productivity and innovation in the economy, aiming at the efficient use and secured supplies of resources, economic growth and job creation, with fewer environmental impacts. One of the basic premises of the new ‘Green Deal’ for Europe is the promotion of the circular economy. READ MORE

  2. 2. Resource and Environmental Impacts of Resource-Efficiency Measures Applied to Electronic Products

    Author : Hampus André; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; scarce metals; life cycle assessment; resource-efficiency; electronic products; resource depletion; circular economy; metal resource use;

    Abstract : Natural resources such as ecosystems, land, water and metals underpin the functioning of economies and human well-being, and are becoming increasingly scarce due to growth in population and affluence. Metals are increasingly demanded for their specific properties as modern technology develops. READ MORE

  3. 3. Simulation Modelling of a Shift to Service-Based Offerings : Resource efficiency and operational implications in the context of the circular economy

    Author : Raphael Wasserbaur; Tomohiko Sakao; Erik Sundin; Steve Evans; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; resource efficiency; resource effectiveness; circular economy CE ; sociotechnical systems; systems thinking; simulation; product service system PSS ; system dynamics;

    Abstract : The unsustainable levels of resource use and emissions of our economies and their threat to future generations are core issues of our time. The circular economy (CE) conceptualises a different type of economy that is restorative and regenerative by design and aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. READ MORE

  4. 4. Environmental Impact of Concrete Structures - with Focus on Durability and Resource Efficiency

    Author : Nadia Al-Ayish; Folke Björk; Kjartan Gudmundsson; Katarina Malaga; Otto During; Katja Fridh; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Life cycle assessment; environmental impact; concrete structures; resource efficiency; durability; supplementary cementitious materials; Civil and Architectural Engineering; Byggvetenskap;

    Abstract : Concrete is essential for the construction industry with characteristic properties that make it irreplaceable in some aspects. However, due to the large volumes consumed and the energy intense cement clinker production it also has a notable climate impact. READ MORE

  5. 5. Towards empirically grounded guidance for resource efficiency: Applying, developing and synthesising environmental assessments

    Author : Daniel Böckin; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : synthesis; decoupling; guidelines; resource efficiency; Circular Economy; 3D-printing; Life Cycle Assessment; waste hierarchy; business models; Circular Business Models;

    Abstract : Numerous solutions have been proposed to mitigate environmental damage, including resource efficiency and the vision of circular economy. Suggested solutions are often formulated as guidelines and heuristics like in the EU waste hierarchy, so-called R-hierarchies for resource efficiency and various guidelines for circular business models. READ MORE