Last edited 01 Dec 2021

Material-cycle emissions

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change, Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future, published by the UN Environment Programme in 2020, defines material-cycle emissions as: ‘Emissions associated with producing and processing materials, including credit for replacing primary materials when recycling at the end-of-life of a product, and for the storage of carbon in wood (Guest et al., 2013).’

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