Prof. Andrew Chapman (Multiscale Science and Engineering for Energy and the Environment Thrust) and Sotas Co., Ltd. have published a paper “Toward Economically Efficient Carbon Reduction: Contrasting Greening Plastic Supply Chains with Alternative Energy Policy Approaches.”
This study seeks to identify the economic and carbon-reduction potential of the greening of plastic supply chains compared to existing carbon-reduction regimes. Utilizing literature review, lifecycle analysis and multicriteria analysis cognizant of cost, carbon-reduction potential, quality, and recyclability, this paper identifies the performance of virgin, recycled, and bioplastics under a number of scenarios.
This research result has also been published on Kyushu University webpage.
Yoshimoto Y., Kishimoto K., Sen K.K., Mochida T., Chapman A., Toward Economically Efficient Carbon Reduction: Contrasting Greening Plastic Supply Chains with Alternative Energy Policy Approaches, Sustainability. (2023). https://doi.org/10.3390/su151713229