Toward an integrated model of the circular economy: Dynamic waste input–output

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    Abstract

    Since its development at the end of the previous century, the waste input–output (WIO) model has been extended to wide areas of industrial ecology including material flow analysis (MFA), life-cycle costing (LCC), regional analysis, and linear programming (LP)-based technology selection. To our knowledge, the dynamics of waste generation and recycling is an area of possible conceptual extension that remains least explored. Building upon our recent work on dynamic MFA, in this work, we develop a dynamic WIO (dWIO) model that fully considers the issue of quality in recycling that involves mixing, dissipation, and contamination.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)326-332
    Number of pages7
    JournalResources, Conservation and Recycling
    Volume139
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 1

    Keywords

    • Alloy
    • Input–output economics
    • Refinery
    • Resource efficiency
    • Scrap

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Waste Management and Disposal
    • Economics and Econometrics

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