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The Modern Phosphorus Sustainability Movement: A Profiling Experiment
AbstractSince the “peak phosphorus” concept emerged in 2007, concerns about the future availability of phosphate rock have funneled into a growing number of actions, often in the form of new and innovative platforms focusing on phosphorus sustainability. This trend seems to continue on different levels and in different formats, which makes the landscape of activities increasingly blurred and complex. This article considers the emerging phase of the modern phosphorus sustainability movement. It provides a first profiling overview of platforms working towards more sustainable production, consumption, and reuse of phosphorus (P) within the frame of securing global food production and environmental quality. The aim is to gain a better understanding of the movement, pertinent literature, the problem sphere itself, and of forms of possible engagement. Major barriers and opportunities inherent in the various approaches are discussed. It is concluded that overarching coordination will be necessary to improve future planning and priority setting for sustainability strategies.
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Ulrich, A.E.; Schnug, E. The Modern Phosphorus Sustainability Movement: A Profiling Experiment. Sustainability 2013, 5, 4523-4545.View more citation formats
Ulrich AE, Schnug E. The Modern Phosphorus Sustainability Movement: A Profiling Experiment. Sustainability. 2013; 5(11):4523-4545.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ulrich, Andrea E.; Schnug, Ewald. 2013. "The Modern Phosphorus Sustainability Movement: A Profiling Experiment." Sustainability 5, no. 11: 4523-4545.