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Document Type: Article
Title: Hidden flows and waste processing - an analysis of illustrative futures
Authors: Schiller, Frank
Angus, Andrew
Billington, Stephen
Herben, Martin
Raffield, Thomas
Young, P. J.
Longhurst, Philip J.
Pollard, Simon J. T.
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: F. Schiller, A. Angus, S. Billington, M. Herben, T. Raffield, P. Longhurst and S. Pollard. Hidden flows and waste processing - an analysis of illustrative futures. Environmental Technology, Volume 31, Issue 14, December 2010, pages 1507-1516
Abstract: An existing materials flow model is adapted (using Excel™ and AMBER™ model platforms) to account for waste and hidden material flows within a domestic environment. Supported by national waste data, the implications of legislative change, domestic resource depletion and waste technology advances are explored. The revised methodology offers additional functionality for economic parameters that influence waste generation and disposal. We explore this accounting system under hypothetical future waste and resource management scenarios, illustrating the utility of the model. A sensitivity analysis confirms that imports, domestic extraction and their associated hidden flows impact mostly on waste generation. The model offers enhanced utility for policy and decision makers with regard to economic mass balance and strategic waste flows, and may promote further discussion about waste technology choice in the context of reducing carbon budg
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09593331003777151
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