Javascript verkar inte påslaget? - Vissa delar av Lunds universitets webbplats fungerar inte optimalt utan javascript, kontrollera din webbläsares inställningar.
Du är här

Interest in Material Cycle Closure? Exploring Evolution of Industry's Responses to High-grade Recycling from an Industrial Ecology Perspective

Publiceringsår: 2003
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 545
Dokumenttyp: Doktorsavhandling
Förlag: The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics


Many anthropogenically-produced or beneficiated materials contained in “end-of-life” products retain a great proportion of the invested manufacturing work when discarded. Very few such materials are reconstituted and applied in new products at the same material inherent quality level as in their first lifetime – a process known as “closed-loop recycling”. In general, industrial society maintains an extract, expend, expel modus operandi despite demonstrated “loop closure” feasibility for a significant number of materials. This thesis builds from a foundation in Industrial Ecology, a field prescribing to an ecological metaphor for how paradigmatic change might take place towards closure of material-energy cycles. It utilises three detailed case studies of loop closure work to develop a conceptual framework describing behaviour of industrial actors when faced with the opportunity, or need, to innovate for material cycle closure. This work helps answer questions about why work towards closure for “promising” material cycles may not be progressing, where key barriers lie, and how measures might be implemented to encourage the evolution of industrial conduct towards more widespread closed-loop recycling.


Aula International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund Institute of Technology
  • Marion Chertow (Assistant PhD professor)


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • polymers
  • vehicles
  • ELV
  • extended producer responsibility
  • chemical recycling
  • material cycling
  • material flows
  • closed-loop recycling
  • Industrial Ecology
  • recycling
  • aluminium.
  • Environmental technology
  • pollution control
  • Miljöteknik
  • kontroll av utsläpp


  • ISSN: 1402-3016
  • ISBN: 91-88902-31-5
  • ISBN: 91-88902-32-3
  • ISRN: LUTMDN/THME-03/1010-SE

Box 117, 221 00 LUND
Telefon 046-222 00 00 (växel)
Telefax 046-222 47 20
lu [at] lu [dot] se

Fakturaadress: Box 188, 221 00 LUND
Organisationsnummer: 202100-3211
Om webbplatsen