Ports and the Circular Economy

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Abstract

The ongoing shift toward a circular economy, in which end-of-life (EOL) products are reused, remanufactured, or recycled, has major implications for seaports, especially seaports in metropolitan areas, as in such areas, huge amounts of EOL products are available. Ports are therefore relevant locations for circular economy activities. This chapter identifies the main commodities in volume terms and the set of associated activities and assesses resulting opportunities and threats for ports. Case studies of Dutch ports are used to illustrate this analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Ports : Inland and Seaside Sustainable Transportation Strategies
EditorsRickard Bergqvist, Jason Monios
Number of pages24
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2019
Pages85-108
Chapter5
ISBN (Print)9780128140550
ISBN (Electronic)9780128140543
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Circular economy
  • Circularity
  • Commodities
  • Ports

Cite this

de Langen, P., & Sornn-Friese, H. (2019). Ports and the Circular Economy. In R. Bergqvist, & J. Monios (Eds.), Green Ports: Inland and Seaside Sustainable Transportation Strategies (pp. 85-108). Amsterdam: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814054-3.00005-0