Industry

Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 19-26

Relating to Goal 9 and Goal 12, this paper highlights current methodologies used to assess materials criticality, how these assessments are used to reduce materials-related risk and to what extent there is room for improvement.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 9-18

This article contributes to SDGs 9 and 12 by reviewing efforts in Europe to secure an adequate supply of raw materials and meet the objectives of the Raw Materials Initiative, as well as the more general goals of sustainability.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 19-26.

Advancing goal 9, this paper reviews critical materials designations from the United States Department of Energy, the European Union, and the General Electric Company, and how they have changed over the period from 2008 to 2014.
Furthering goal 9, this article examines emerging technologies for data storage and what their implementation at mass scale (zettabyte, ZB) might mean for existing supply chains and market dynamics for certain critical materials.
China's Airpollution
Supporting Goal 11. Tightening environmental regulations in China to combat pollution will intensify supply-side pressures on its petrochemical industry which could drive up commodity prices
Plastics recycling - PET Recycling bag
Supporting Goal 12. Higher plastics recycling targets in the EU do not necessarily have to be detrimental to EU polymers producers, who will find new business opportunities in the recycling industry. EU countries will need to improve their recycling systems in order to achieve a more unified approach.
ICIS,

ICIS Chemical Business, 01 March 2018

Pollution in China
Supporting Goal 11. Tightening environmental regulations in China will pause before being replaced by plans for tougher curbs on smog levels during the two years until 2020
PET Bottles recycling - 'single circular economy', taxes on plastics
Supporting Goal 12. The EU should keep and recycle its “valuable plastic” within a “single circular economy”, according to the European Commission’s vice president for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness
Elsevier,

Construction and Building Materials, Volume 161, 10 February 2018, Pages 63-69.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning research explores a potential solution to India's sand shortage and concrete demands. Directly contributing to SDGs 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities), this research identifies recycled plastic as a viable partial replacement for sand within concrete production.
Supporting Goal 12. The use of plastics in packaging has been thrust into the spotlight in recent months. A renewed focus on marine waste including microplastics as well as still high landfill rates for plastics has led for calls for a reduction in single-use plastics.

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