Sustainable consumption and production

This article furthers SDGs 12 and 13 by looking at the supply chain for returnable containers (secondary packaging material such as bins, pallets, boxes or crates) as a means of reducing CO2 emissions. The authors propose a returnable containers supply chain that consists of a single vendor and multiple buyers. They study the impact of the investment of buyers on the performance of the supply chain, developing two inventory models for comparison. They show that the first case, where buyers invest, leads to optimal performance.
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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 116, December 2019, 109388

Nepal has been suffering from a serious energy crisis for decades. It has severely affected its economic, social and political development. This paper furthers SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by showing that renewable resources are crucial not only for mitigating the present energy crisis, but also to ultimately provide energy independence for Nepal by establishing reliable and secure sources of energy.
This study advances SDGs 7, 9 and 12 by evaluating the environmental sustainability of biomass utilisation for small-scale power generation in rural communities, with a focus on the Southeast Asian context. Rice and coconut residues are considered for direct combustion and gasification, and livestock manure for anaerobic digestion. The results of this study are expected to support the development of sustainable bioenergy in off-grid rural communities as well as those that aim for greater energy independence.
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International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 81, 2019, Pages 169-179.

This article presents a survey on an ecolabel-awarded hotel, testing a research hypothesis. It demonstrates that guests positively recognise the hotels’ environmental commitment, with a significant influence on satisfaction and loyalty. This supports SDGs 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
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Business Horizons, Volume 59, Issue 5, 2016, Pages 525-532.

This article explains why peace through commerce is a topic worthy of study and sets out an empirical approach to operationalise it. Furthering SDGs 1, 12 and 16, it demonstrates how some businesses have already begun to move towards advancing peace and details how businesses could follow suit in the future.
This article addressses goals 7, 12 and 13 showing the opportunity that implementation of zero emission ferry lines offers in the framework of 100% RES smart island energy systems and demonstrates their ability to supply the fuel for zero emission ferry lines.
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Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 25, 2020, e00152, ISSN 2214-9937

Contributing to SDGs 7, 9 and 12, this study shows that cathode-healing™ restores structure and functionality to well-used lithium cobalt oxide. The paper follows recycling activities from the collection of battery packs, through to extraction of electrolyte with carbon dioxide, industrial shredding, electrode harvesting, froth flotation, cathode-healing™ and finally, building new cells with recycled cathode and anode. The final products demonstrated useful capability in the first full cells made from direct recycled cathodes and anodes from an industrial source.
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One Earth, Perspective, Volume 2, ISSUE 1, P43-54, January 24, 2020

This article addresses goals 12 and 14 by synthesising and assessing the trajectories of multiple ocean claims with relevance for ecosystem sustainability, human well-being, and economic growth.
This book chapter addresses goals 9 and 12 by describing recycling methods including primary, mechanical, chemical and quaternary, to create new valuable products from plastic wastes and keep them out of landfill.
Winner of the February 2020 Elsevier Atlas Award, this article proposes a circular economy framework for the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage buildings to reduce environmental impacts, contributing to SDGs 11, 12 and 13.

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