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Resources for our future : key issues and best practices in resource efficiency / Rob Weterings ... [et al.].

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Resources for our future : key issues and best practices in resource efficiency / Rob Weterings ... [et al.].
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Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2013.

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190 p. : ill.; 25 cm.
Subject
Environmental economics
Note
  • Within the context of the Strategy & Change-programme, The Hague Center for Strategic Studies (HCCS) and TNO.--t.p.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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  • committed to retain
Contents
1 Introduction 17 -- 1.1 Drivers of resource use 18 -- 1.2 Decoupling 19 -- 1.3 Global dimensions 20 -- 1.4 Key issues and best practices 21 -- 2 Resource constraints 23 -- 2.1 A classification of challenges 23 -- 2.2 Energy resources: security of supply and climate impacts 25 -- 2.3 Water and land: ecological footprint 27 -- 2.4 Abiotic resources: metal ores and industrial minerals 29 -- 2.5 Abiotic resources: construction minerals 30 -- 2.6 Biotic resources: HANPP and biodiversity problems 32 -- 2.7 Linkages and trade-offs 34 -- 2.8 Conclusions 36 -- 3 The geopolitics of resources 39 -- 3.1 International trade flows of natural resources 40 -- 3.2 Price developments 46 -- 3.3 The emerging international system 50 -- 3.4 Policy trends 52 -- 3.5 The EU: challenges and policy responses 59 -- 3.6 The Netherlands 64 -- 3.7 Conclusions 66 -- 4 Resource strategies 69 -- 4.1 Mining primary resources 70 -- 4.2 Process optimization 71 -- 4.3 Materials recycling 74 -- 4.4 Radical redesign of products 78 -- 4.5 Substitution: easier said than done 78 -- 4.6 Intensifying the use of products and services 80 -- 4.7 Shifting expenditures to low-impact products and services 81 -- 4.8 Improving quality of life without spending money 82 -- 4.9 Conclusions 84 -- 5 Resource efficiency in the built environment 87 -- 5.1 Bricks outlive their buildings 88 -- 5.2 Reducing carbon dioxide by reusing secondary materials 91 -- 5.3 No need to barbecue secondary asphalt 94 -- 5.4 Building a business model on borrowed materials 98 -- 6 Resource efficiency in the food sector 101 -- 6.1 Brewing a better future 102 -- 6.2 Making a business case of sustainability 106 -- 6.3 'Green Deal' turns Holland into net exporter of phosphate 110 -- 6.4 Insects as new raw material and protein source 114 -- 7 Biotic resources in the process industry 119 -- 7.1 Clutching at straws to make paper 120 -- 7.2 Beet thick juice is naphtha to bio-based economy 123 -- 7.3 YXY platform molecule -- the green 'Intel Inside' 126 -- 7.4 Sowing the seeds of the third industrial revolution 129 -- 7.5 Waste is culturally defined 132 -- 8 Resource efficiency in the metal and consumer electronics industries 137 -- 8.1 Improving raw material efficiency in the steel industry 138 -- 8.2 Making recycled materials mainstream 141 -- 8.3 Waste management and the circular economy 144 -- 8.4 Sustainability as a driver of innovation 148 -- 9 Resource efficiency in fashion and furnishings 151 -- 9.1 Adding volume to the circular economy 152 -- 9.2 Designed for reincarnation 154 -- 9.3 Sustainability with substance 158 -- 9.4 Dyeing textiles without water 161 -- 10 The challenges ahead 165 -- 10.1 Understanding the challenges 166 -- 10.2 Business opportunities 167 -- 10.3 Creating the necessary conditions 170.
ISBN
  • 9789089645296
  • 9089645292
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Harvard Library