Circular Economy

 

Circular Economy

Aerospace, Vol. 11, Pages 126: A Multidisciplinary Optimization Framework for Ecodesign of Reusable Microsatellite Launchers
31/01/2024 - The commercial space launch sector is currently undergoing a significant shift, with increasing competition and demand for launch services, as well as growing concerns about the environmental impact...
Eco-Design and Characterization of Sustainable Lightweight Gypsum Composites for Panel Manufacturing including End-of-Life Tyre Wastes
28/01/2024 - The incorporation of rubber recycled aggregates from end-of-life tyres (ELT) in the manufacturing process of sustainable building materials has gained great interest in recent decades as a result of...
Enhancing Sustainability in Power Electronics through Regulations and Standards: A Literature Review
25/01/2024 - Considering sustainability in Power Electronics (PE) is a relatively recent topic of interest. However, the existing regulatory and normative frameworks supposed to guide designers and industries in...
Aerospace, Vol. 11, Pages 86: Sustainability-Driven Design of Aircraft Composite Components
18/01/2024 - The current prevailing trend in design across key sectors prioritizes eco-design, emphasizing considerations of environmental aspects in the design process. The present work aims to take a...
Utilizing Design Objectives and Key Performance Indicators as a Means for Multi-Species Building Envelopes
16/01/2024 - Population growth, urbanization, and climate change have significantly contributed to environmental degradation, posing severe consequences for humans and other species. By integrating ecological...
An Imported Environmental Crisis: Plastic Mismanagement in Africa
12/01/2024 - Plastic waste pollution is currently one of the main items on international agendas. It leads to more and more leakages and constitutes a dangerous threat to living beings and the ecosystem (toxic...
Development of Eco-Friendly Biocomposite Films Based on Opuntia ficus-indica Cladodes Powder Blended with Gum Arabic and Xanthan Envisaging Food Packaging Applications
25/12/2023 - Currently, food packaging is facing a critical transition period and a major challenge: it must preserve the food products’ quality and, at the same time, it must meet the current...
Print Durability and Recyclability of Label Paper Equipped with Printed RFID Antenna
22/12/2023 - Labels are a crucial component of products, offering informational content and attractive visuals; therefore, the durability of the print is an important quality requirement. On the other hand, in...
Cleaner Leather Tanning and Post-Tanning Processes Using Oxidized Alginate as Biodegradable Tanning Agent and Nano-Hydroxyapatite as Potential Flame Retardant
11/12/2023 - In this study, sodium alginate (SA) was oxidized with potassium periodate to produce an alginate-based tanning agent. Using OSA as a biodegradable tanning agent and a nano-hydroxyapatite (nano-HAp)...
Organic and Biogenic Nanocarriers as Bio-Friendly Systems for Bioactive Compounds’ Delivery: State-of-the Art and Challenges
07/12/2023 - “Green” strategies to build up novel organic nanocarriers with bioperformance are modern trends in nanotechnology. In this way, the valorization of bio-wastes and the use...
Systematic Insights into a Textile Industry: Reviewing Life Cycle Assessment and Eco-Design
25/10/2023 - The worldwide textile sector is one of the most polluting and consuming natural resource value chains. In recent years, trends have demonstrated a linear model driven by fast fashion, increasing the...
Eco-Design of Polymer Matrix Composite Parts: A Review
02/09/2023 - This research presents a series of analyses related to the eco-design of polymer matrix composite parts, addressing various aspects of it. The main objective was to clarify the definition of...
Towards Sustainable Construction: A Systematic Review of Circular Economy Strategies and Ecodesign in the Built Environment
13/08/2023 - This review discusses the unsustainable nature of current production and consumption patterns, particularly in the civil construction sector. To address this, the circular economy model has been...
Adoption of green supply chain management in developing countries: role of consumer cooperation, eco-design, and green marketing
26/07/2023 - This study investigates the influence of consumer cooperation, eco-design, and green marketing on the adoption of green supply chain management in developing countries. The mediating role of...
Ecodesign approach for plastic minimization in shampoo bottles
15/06/2023 - Key findingsPlastic amount in shampoo bottles could be reduced by at least 30%.Simplest bottle shape is the most adequate from the ecodesign approach.Plastic waste minimization is favoured by...
Conceptualisation of an Ecodesign Framework for Sustainable Food Product Development across the Supply Chain
30/03/2023 - As the world population grows, the pressure to intensify an unsustainable food production system increases. At the same time, one-third of all the food produced is lost or wasted along the value...
Life Cycle Assessment as Support Tool for Development of Novel Polyelectrolyte Materials Used for Wastewater Treatment
23/02/2023 - This life cycle assessment (LCA) study focused on comparing the environmental performances of two types of synthesis strategies for polyethyleneimine (PEI) coated silica particles (organic/inorganic...
Evaluation index system for the implementation of extended producer responsibility system: Chinese beverage paper?based composite packaging manufacturers
30/11/2022 - The evaluation index fully considers the characteristics of beverage paper?based composite packaging, based on the EPR model, combined with China's policy measures for the implementation of the EPR...
A Review of Electro Conductive Textiles Utilizing the Dip-Coating Technique: Their Functionality, Durability and Sustainability
03/11/2022 - The presented review summarizes recent studies in the field of electro conductive textiles as an essential part of lightweight and flexible textile-based electronics (so called e-textiles), with the...
Eco-design and tunable structure-properties of chitosan-epoxy-glycerol-silicate biohybrids using integrated crosslinking
- Tunable structure-properties were achieved for chitosan-epoxy-glycerol-silicate (CHTGP) biohybrids, eco-designed via integrated amine-epoxy and waterborne sol-gel crosslinking reactions. Medium...