Ports and the circular economy

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.

The study Ports and the circular economy of Peter de Langen and Henrik Sornn-Friese (both of the Copenhagen Business School) 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.

The study is included as a chapter in the book Green Ports: Inland and Seaside Sustainable Transportation Strategies, published by Elsevier in Sep 2018.

[Source: PortEconomics]