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Toward a sustainable materials system

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Science  29 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6396, pp. 1396-1398
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat6821
  • Environmental life cycle of materials

    Current materials systems are fraught with inefficiencies. Strategies toward sustainability aim to extract more value from materials in use while minimizing extraction and waste flows throughout the life cycle. Interventions must be evaluated in context because improvement in one phase may lead to increased burden elsewhere. See supplementary materials for suggested further reading.

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  • Toward a sustainable materials system

    Elsa A. Olivetti and Jonathan M. Cullen

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