Resources, Conservation and Recycling

The Editors of Resources, Conservation and Recycling welcome contributions from research, which consider sustainable management and conservation of resources. The journal emphasizes the transformation processes involved in a transition toward more sustainable production and consumption systems. Emphasis is upon technological, economic, institutional and policy aspects of specific resource management practices, such as conservation, recycling and resource substitution, and of "systems-wide" strategies, such as resource productivity improvement, the restructuring of production and consumption profiles and the transformation of industry. Contributions may have relevance at regional, national or international scales and may focus at any level of research from individual resources or technologies to whole sectors or systems of interest. Contributors may emphasise any of the aforementioned aspects as well as scientific and methodological issues. However, manuscripts that consider only laboratory experiments, without a discussion of the practical, environmental and economic implications of the presented research, are excluded from publication in the journal. The journal publishes papers, reviews, analyses and case studies on topics, which include: • Transformation of the industrial and societal system towards more sustainable production and consumption patterns, including management, instruments, methods and processes of change. • Information and management systems involving resource status, use and material flows in society. • Innovation processes, tools and methods relating to resource productivity improvement. • Technical, societal, economic, business and policy aspects of strategies to improve the sustainability and productivity of resource use, including strategies for managing resource supply and demand, valorizing waste, lowering energy and material intensities and increasing the serviceability of products. • Substitution of primary resources by renewable or regenerative alternatives, including agricultural and forest resources and wastes. • Material flow analysis and the understanding of resource use and flows in society and the impact on the environment, including resource extraction and waste generation. • Life cycle assessment and management of resources, materials and products to improve resource efficiency and productivity, conserve resources and reduce pollution. • Societal, economic and technological change for improved recovery and reuse of materials and energy from domestic, commercial or industrial waste streams. • Efficient management and use of all resources, including air and water, with regard to the qualitative as well as quantitative aspects of resource use.

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Title Type Author(s) Year
Electronic waste in the Caribbean: An impending environmental disaster or an opportunity for a circular economy? Journal Article Mohammadi et al. 2021
You can't manage what you can't measure: The potential for circularity in Grenada's waste management system Journal Article Elgie et al. 2021
Evaluating urban water management using a water metabolism framework: A comparative analysis of three regions in Korea Journal Article Jeong and Park 2020
Modeling the circular economy in environmentally extended input-output tables: Methods, software and case study Journal Article Donati et al. 2020
Materials flow analysis in support of circular economy development: Plastics in Trinidad and Tobago Journal Article Millette et al. 2019
Pathways towards regional circular economy evaluated using material flow analysis and system dynamics Journal Article Gao et al. 2019
Spatially explicit material stock analysis of buildings in Eastern China metropoles Journal Article Guo et al. 2019
The expansion of the built environment, waste generation and EU recycling targets on Samothraki, Greece: An island’s dilemma Journal Article Noll et al. 2019
The expansion of the built environment, waste generation and EU recycling targets on Samothraki, Greece: An island’s dilemma Journal Article Noll et al. 2019
Towards a more direct policy feedback in circular economy monitoring via a societal needs perspective Journal Article Alaerts et al. 2019
A N, P, C, and water flows metabolism study in a peri-urban territory in France: The case-study of the Saclay plateau Journal Article Verger et al. 2018
A multi-level framework for metabolism in urban energy systems from an ecological perspective Journal Article Pulido Barrera et al. 2018
Advancing analytical methods for urban metabolism studies Journal Article Li and Kwan 2018
Blockchain technology: A panacea or pariah for resources conservation and recycling? Journal Article Saberi et al. 2018
Circular economy – From review of theories and practices to development of implementation tools Journal Article Kalmykova et al. 2018
Critical appraisal of the circular economy standard BS 8001:2017 and a dashboard of quantitative system indicators for its implementation in organizations Journal Article Pauliuk and Stefan 2018
Estimating global copper demand until 2100 with regression and stock dynamics Journal Article Schipper et al. 2018
Exploring urban metabolism—Towards an interdisciplinary perspective Journal Article Dijst et al. 2018
Food-energy-water nexus: A life cycle analysis on virtual water and embodied energy in food consumption in the Tamar catchment, UK Journal Article Salmoral and Yan 2018
Including nature in the food-energy-water nexus can improve sustainability across multiple ecosystem services Journal Article Hanes et al. 2018
Material footprint of a fast-industrializing region in China, Part 1: Exploring the materialization process of Liaoning Province Journal Article Ma et al. 2018
Material-intensity database of residential buildings: A case-study of Sweden in the international context Journal Article Gontia et al. 2018
Providing an economy-wide monitoring framework for the circular economy in Austria: Status quo and challenges Journal Article Jacobi et al. 2018
Socio-economic metabolism of urban construction materials: A case study of the Taipei metropolitan area Journal Article Wang et al. 2018
Space-time information analysis for resource-conscious urban planning and design: A stakeholder based identification of urban metabolism data gaps Journal Article M.Voskamp et al. 2018
Sustainable urban infrastructure: A review Journal Article Ferrer et al. 2018
Towards a more circular construction sector: Estimating and spatialising current and future non-structural material replacement flows to maintain urban building stocks Journal Article Stephan and Athanassiadis 2018
Transdisciplinarity and the food energy and water nexus: Ecological modernization and supply chain sustainability perspectives Journal Article Bergendahl et al. 2018
Urban energy systems within the transition to sustainable development. A research agenda for urban metabolism Journal Article Carreón] and Worrell 2018
Urban fabrics and urban metabolism – from sustainable to regenerative cities Journal Article Thomson and Newman 2018
Urban metabolism and sustainability: Precedents, genesis and research perspectives Journal Article Céspedes Restrepo and Morales-Pinzón 2018
Conceptualizing the circular economy: An analysis of 114 definitions Journal Article Kirchherr et al. 2017
Eco-benefits assessment on urban industrial symbiosis based on material flows analysis and emergy evaluation approach: A case of Liuzhou city, China Journal Article Sun et al. 2017
Modeling material flows and stocks of the road network in the United States 1905–2015 Journal Article Miatto et al. 2017
The European PVC cycle: In-use stock and flows Journal Article Ciacci et al. 2017
An evaluation of the urban metabolism of Macao from 2003 to 2013 Journal Article Lei et al. 2016
Evaluating urban sustainability potential based on material flow analysis of inputs and outputs: A case study in Jinchang City, China Journal Article Li et al. 2016
Follow the N and P road: High-resolution nutrient flow analysis of the Flanders region as precursor for sustainable resource management Journal Article Coppens et al. 2016
Mapping the anthropogenic stock in Germany: Metabolic evidence for a circular economy Journal Article Schiller et al. 2016
Studying construction materials flows and stock: A review Journal Article Augiseau and Barles 2016
The influence of UK emissions reduction targets on the emissions of the global steel industry Journal Article Serrenho et al. 2016
Using change detection data to assess amount and composition of demolition waste from buildings in Vienna Journal Article Kleemann et al. 2016
A field based methodology for estimating waste generation rates at various stages of construction projects Journal Article Bakshan et al. 2015
Combined MFA and LCA approach to evaluate the metabolism of service polygons: A case study on a university campus Journal Article Lopes Silva et al. 2015
Concrete transformation of buildings in China and implications for the steel cycle Journal Article Wang et al. 2015
Urban household solid waste generation and collection in Beijing, China Journal Article Liu et al. 2015
Industrial metabolism of PVC in China: A dynamic material flow analysis Journal Article Zhou et al. 2013
Steel all over the world: Estimating in-use stocks of iron for 200 countries Journal Article Pauliuk et al. 2013
The Austrian P budget as a basis for resource optimization Journal Article Egle et al. 2013
Harvesting urban resources towards more resilient cities Journal Article Agudelo-Vera et al. 2012
Input, stocks and output flows of urban residential building system in Beijing city, China from 1949 to 2008 Journal Article Hu et al. 2010
Iron and steel in Chinese residential buildings: A dynamic analysis Journal Article Hu et al. 2010
Analysis of regional material flows: The case of the Czech Republic Journal Article Kovanda et al. 2009
A method for regional-scale material flow and decoupling analysis: A demonstration case study of Aichi prefecture, Japan Journal Article Tachibana et al. 2008
Metal capital sustaining a North American city: Iron and copper in New Haven, CT Journal Article Drakonakis et al. 2007
Nitrogen balance for the urban food metabolism of Toronto, Canada Journal Article Forkes and Jennifer 2007
Plastics materials flow analysis for India Journal Article Nitin H. Muthaa and Patela 2006
Energy flow analysis as a tool for developing a sustainable society—a case study of a Swedish island Journal Article Sundkvist et al. 1999