Sustainable consumption and production


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.

Agricultural Internet of Things and Decision Support for Precision Smart Farming, 2020, Pages 1-33

This chapter explores how using technology and precision farming can improve yields while protecting the earth's resources, advancing SDGs 2 and 12.

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.

Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 95, January 2020, Pages 75-85

Addressing SDGs 2 and 12, this article looks at improving sustainability in the food chain through the recovery of waste fruit and vegetables.
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.

One Earth Review, Volume 1, ISSUE 3, P 316-329, November 22, 2019

This article addresses goals 2, 12, and 14 by describing the considerable scope for improved efficiency in fed aquaculture and discusses the development and optimisation of alternative protein sources for aquafeeds to ensure a socially and environmentally sustainable future for the aquaculture industry.
This book chapter addresses goals 7, 12, 13 and 14 by describing the fundamental issues of microalgae and their cultivation as a biofuel and alternative food source.
This article supports SDGs 9, 11 and 12 by exploring how the recovery of resources from waste streams including food production plants can improve the overall sustainability of such processes from both economic and environmental points of view.
Directly contributing to SDGs 7 (affordable and clean energy), 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 13 (climate action), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article analyses the feasibility of powering the Americas with renewable energy by 2030.