Decarbonizing the ceramics industry: A systematic and critical review of policy options, developments and sociotechnical systems

Dylan D. Furszyfer Del Rio, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Aoife M.Foley, Payne Fellow Steve Griffiths, Payne Director Morgan Bazilian, Jinsoo Kim, and David Rooney write about how ceramics are considered one of the greatest and earliest most useful successes of humankind. However, ceramics can be highly damaging to natural and social systems during their lifecycle, from material extraction to waste handling.  This critical and systematic review seeks to identify alternatives to mitigate the climate effects of ceramics products and processes to make their lifecycle more sustainable.  February 2, 2022.