A kind of index system used for evaluating the circular economy development of Shaanxi province was built in this paper based on the circular economy development's content and some basic principles that should be followed by the system, along with the current status of the circular economy development of Shaanxi province. This system includes five aspects that are social and economic development, resource efficiency, resource recycling and reuse, environment protection, pollution reduction. By using this system and principal component analysis as well as analytic hierarchy process, we studied the circular economy development of Shaanxi Province. The results show that circular economy development in this province is in steady upward developing. Finally, some advices for accelerating the circular economy development of Shaanxi were prompted. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Yang, Q., Gao, Q., & Chen, M. (2011). Study and integrative evaluation on the development of circular economy of Shaanxi Province. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 5, pp. 1568–1578). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2011.03.268