Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Waste Technology and Innovation Study


Managing material and waste to dematerialise the economy



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Managing material and waste to dematerialise the economy


A dematerialised economy, when material, energy and service inputs required for economic processes are reduced, is based on high resource productivity and generating more welfare from less materials. Reducing the material and energy intensity of products and services while maintaining the same utility for society presents a waste management challenge that emphasises upstream management options such as eco design and toxicity phase out or material substitution.

It prompts consideration of solutions outside those typically suited to the assessment methodology, such as a return to a service-oriented economy reliant on new patterns of production and consumption such as: product leasing over private consumption and product repair over replacement (Stahl, 1992).





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