Below you find most of the stuff I published. I would be happy to receive feedback on any of the publications or hear about your own (related) work. My blog holds a number of columns, blog posts, and articles I wrote over the last years and that are not all included here.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Van Ewijk, S., Park, J. Y., Chertow, M. (2018). Quantifying the system-wide recovery potential of waste in the global paper life cycle. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.02.026

Van Ewijk, S., J.A. Stegemann, and P. Ekins. (2017). Global life cycle paper flows, recycling metrics, and material efficiency. Journal of Industrial Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jiec.12613

Filatova, T., Polhill, J. G., Van Ewijk, S. (2015). Regime shifts in coupled socio-environmental systems: Review of modelling challenges and approaches. Environmental Modelling & Software. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.04.003

Van Ewijk, S., Stegemann, J.A. (2014). Limitations of the waste hierarchy for achieving absolute reductions in material throughput. Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.11.051

Reports and working papers

Van Ewijk, S. (2018). Resource efficiency and the circular economy: concepts, economic benefits, barriers, and policies. Report for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). URL

Van Ewijk, S. (2012). De Zwitserse Energiesector: Innovatielandschap & Kansen voor Nederland (The Swiss energy sector: innovation & opportunities for the Netherlands), Agentschap NL. URL

Book chapters

Van Ewijk, S. (2018). An Introduction to Resource Efficiency: Concepts and Definitions. In Flachecker and Rentschler (2018). Investing in Resource Efficiency – The economics and politics of financing the resource transitions. URL

Conference papers and essays

Domenech, T., Van Ewijk, S. (2015). Analysing impacts of product life extension through material flow analysis: the case of EEE and paper. Paper presented at the Product Lifetimes and the Environment Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom, June 17-19, 2015.

Van Ewijk, S. (2015). Understanding transitions through connectivity and innovation resources: the case of solar PV. Paper presented for the ETH PhD Academy on Sustainability and Technology, June 4-9, 2015.

Van Ewijk, S. (2014). Between narrative and statistics – a novel framework for understanding innovation and transitions. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Sustainability Transitions, Utrecht, Netherlands, August 27-29, 2014.

Van Ewijk, S. (2013). Re-inventing the multi-level perspective for technological transitions: a more rigorous tool for analysis and two case studies. TIK Innovation Essay Competition, University of Oslo, Norway, Third Prize.

Popular media

Van Ewijk, S. (2014). Energy Innovation – Do niche markets really matter? Scientific American, Plugged In. URL

Van Ewijk, S. & Arentsen, M.J. (2013). Onderwijs moet High Tech, Human Touch. UT-Nieuws, Opinie, 12-05-2013, p. 21-22. URL

Van Ewijk, S. (2009). Nederland is net zo natuurlijk als een kamerplant. De Volkskrant, 03-10-2009. URL


Mechanical Engineering Magazine De Appel. (2006 – 2013).

Solar Team Twente Magazine 2011. (2010-2011).

Solar Team Twente Magazine 2009. (2008-2009).

University paper UT-Nieuws. (Jan 2009 – Apr 2009).