Material Selection for Circularity and Footprints

Flavio Morales-Ríos, Aldo Alvarez-Risco, Sarahit Castillo-Benancio, Maria de las Mercedes Anderson-Seminario, Shyla Del-Aguila-Arcentales

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Companies that offer a good have a significant carbon footprint due to the production of their products. In this way, a selection of more environmentally friendly materials is sought to reduce pollution, so that unused or no longer helpful raw materials can be reused in the production of other derived products. This research details a circular economy framework for carbon footprint reduction, focusing on material selection. Most of the articles reviewed date from 2017 to 2021, demonstrating that the topic is new to the research area. Based on the literature review, research on the circular economy in feedstock sorting has focused on the recovery and recycling of waste to facilitate circularity in future. The framework presented also allows analysis from an eco-efficiency point of view because it considers economic and environmental aspects that improve products and processes using technologies. This way provides professionals with a new approach to efficiently cost-effectively managing their waste. In addition, circularity can be especially useful for the long-term strategy work of various companies regardless of the sector they are in, but which are in the goods production sector.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaEnvironmental Footprints and Eco-Design of Products and Processes
EditorialSpringer Nature
Número de páginas17
EstadoPublicada - 3 abr. 2022

Serie de la publicación

NombreEnvironmental Footprints and Eco-Design of Products and Processes
ISSN (versión impresa)2345-7651
ISSN (versión digital)2345-766X


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