Supply chain

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 17, September 2018, e00074

This article observes how the criticality of raw materials is perceived and handled within Materials Science, contributing to goals 9 and 12
This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article provides an overview of global arable land use and the world economy, exploring the global supply chain from exploitation sources to consumption sinks. This article aligns with SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 8 (decent work and economic growth).
To further SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), this article advocates transdisciplinary approaches across supply chains, industry and ecological technology for ensuring the sustainability of food, energy, and water systems.
This paper contributes to SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production). This paper demonstrates, from a food consumption perspective, the potential of life cycle thinking in understanding the complex and often “hidden” linkages between food, energy and water systems.
This paper presents a case study around emerging technologies for data storage and what their implementation at mass scale might mean for existing supply chains and market dynamics for certain critical materials, looking to address goal 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and goal 12 (sustainable consumption and production).
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies Volume 15, April 2018, Pages 9-18

In reference to Goal 12, this article reviews the industry activities, policy initiatives and research projects aiming to secure an adequate supply of raw materials that have recently been initiated in Europe.
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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.
Focussing on SDG 1 (no poverty) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), this article explores a previously neglected area of official economic statistics, identifying the importance of non-timber forest product (NTFP) sales within Northern Brazil.
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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.

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