Uncover the Core Conception of Dematerialization and its Measurement in China
According to the connotation of dematerialization, this paper states that dematerialization plays an important role in deepening the development of Circular Economy (CE), and maintaining balance and function of the eco-economic system. This paper demonstrates the dematerialization nature of CE in terms of de-coupling, and states that the de-coupling between economy and environment is the fundamental goal of CE. It is also proposed to further conceive the de-coupling index system, and to apply it as the measurement tool to the assessment of the CE practice in China.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
L. Wang "Uncover the Core Conception of Dematerialization and its Measurement in China", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 219-220, pp. 289-292, 2011