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Manufacturing challenges are anticipated to become worse in the coming decades owing to global material and energy constraints combined with environmental issues associated with conventional processes. The new concept of ‘microrecycling’ has been invented to enable sustainable processing of electronic waste (e-waste) to convert waste into products or inputs for other manufacturing systems. In this article, the authors review some of the standout emerging technologies that enable microrecycling to generate value-added materials from e-waste, advancing SDGs 9, 12 and 13.
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Materials Today Sustainability, Volume 9, September 2020

Advancing SDGs 9 and 13, this article discusses how CeO2 is an effective material for the non-reductive conversion of CO2 with alcohols.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 26, 2020, e00213, ISSN 2214-9937, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00213.

Buildings consume vast amounts of energy and pollute the environment in various ways but façades can play a significant role in reducing energy consumption and alleviating buildings' negative impacts on the environment. Through a case study of Shiraz, Iran, this article discusses how using smart materials in buildings' facades can help dramatically to attain SDGs 7, 9, 11 and 13.
This book chapter advances SDGs 6, 14 and 15 by examining how sustainable materials for environmental remediation are useful tools for helping address goals relating to ecosystem health and pollution control.
Compares detailed national and sectoral deep decarbonization pathways (DDPs) to 2050 compatible with the Paris Agreement objectives and domestic development priorities in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 126, July 2020, 109836

This article addresses goals 7, 8, 9 and 13 with a specific focus on how photovoltaics (PV) can help the EU and UK achieve emission reduction goals and potentially create more than 100,000 new jobs.
This article addresses goals 7, 9, 12 and 13 with looking at six scenarios aimed at defossilated sustainable power systems in West Africa with the timeframe of 2015-2050.

High-tech products like batteries and electronics contain a variety of valuable, scarce, and in some cases potentially harmful materials, but in only a few exceptional cases (such as lead-acid batteries) is the material being recovered efficiently. Cotributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this special issue seeks to elucidate the technical and institutional difficulties inherent in recycling these products and provide a forum for sharing potential ways to overcome them. 

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Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 3, June 2020

Advancing SDGs 7, 9, 12 and 13, this article presents the most recent trends (2016–2020) of the greener pretreatments and compares their advantages with the conventional approaches. This review also shows how the greener pretreatments could be made more efficient and cost-effective.
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Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 3, June 2020

Bio-based aerogels with customizable porosities and functionalities constitute a significant potential for CO2 capture. Contributing to SGDs 7, 9 and 13, this article discusses the recent developments in the synthesis of bio-based aerogels and their application in CO2 capture.

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