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Designing a Framework for Materials Flow by Integrating Circular Economy Principles with End-of-life Management Strategies

Huang, Yuan, Shafiee, Mahmood, Charnley, Fiona, Encinas-Oropesa, Adriana (2022) Designing a Framework for Materials Flow by Integrating Circular Economy Principles with End-of-life Management Strategies. Sustainability, 14 (7). Article Number 4244. ISSN 2071-1050. (doi:10.3390/su14074244) (KAR id:93827)

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Abstract

Circular economy is an upward trending notion that has drawn worldwide attention of policymakers, industry administrators, environmentalist as well as academic researchers. Though there are several tools developed for monitoring the material recovery, a very few number of research have been conducted to integrate circular economy principles with end-of-life (EOL) management strategies. This paper proposes an EOL-driven circular economy framework for the management of materials flow so as to extend the lifetime of materials through improved durability as well as to provide more social, economic and environmental benefits through less material waste. A case study from the agricultural waste industry is presented in order to test the model and validate its performance. The results show that the proposed framework has a good potential for small and medium enterprises (SME) advances.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3390/su14074244
Uncontrolled keywords: sustainability; circular economy; end-of-life management; agricultural waste management; materials recovery
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials engineering and construction
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Mahmood Shafiee
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2022 11:33 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2022 16:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/93827 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Shafiee, Mahmood: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6122-5719
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