Pathways to Environmental Sustainability

Methodologies and Experiences

  • Roberta Salomone
  • Giuseppe Saija

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Methodologies and Tools for Environmental Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giuseppe Ioppolo, Reinout Heijungs, Stefano Cucurachi, Roberta Salomone, René Kleijn
      Pages 23-32
    3. Anna Mazzi, Alessandro Manzardo, Antonio Scipioni
      Pages 33-42
    4. Pierpaolo Dell’Omo, Francesca Luciani, Raffaella Preti, Giuliana Vinci
      Pages 53-63
    5. U. Gianfranco Spizzirri, Donatella Restuccia, Giuseppe Cirillo, Francesco Puoci, Ortensia I. Parisi, Nevio Picci
      Pages 65-74
  3. Experiences and Case Studies in Productive Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Elena De Marco, Maria Savarese, Antonella Ambrosone, Isabella D’Antuoni, Salvatore Falco
      Pages 87-95
    3. Ayse Guney Agar, Gabriella Arcese, Maria Claudia Lucchetti
      Pages 97-106
    4. Paola Karina Sanchez Ramirez, Luigia Petti, Cassia Maria Lie Ugaya
      Pages 107-116
    5. Francesco Spina, Giuseppe Ioppolo, Roberta Salomone, Jan C. J. Bart, Maria Francesca Milazzo
      Pages 117-126
    6. Maurizio Cellura, Mario Fontana, Sonia Longo, Daniele Milone, Marina Mistretta
      Pages 127-135
    7. Francesco Lanuzza, Fabio Mondello, Maria Marcella Tripodo
      Pages 147-156
    8. Salvatore Chiricosta, Simona Saccà, Giuseppe Saija
      Pages 157-170
  4. Experiences and Case Studies in Territorial Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171

About this book


This book brings together, in a single volume, an overview of multiple applications of the concept of environmental sustainability, featuring examples of useful methodologies and tools for pursuing environmental targets, experiences and case studies spanning a variety of sectors, embracing both industry and research projects; and case studies applied to very different territorial contexts.

The first section of the book covers methodologies and tools for environmental sustainability, including Industrial Ecology, Urban Metabolism, Life Cycle Assessment, analysis of industrial water footprint and such chemical technologies as Hypercritical Separation Technology (HYST).

Part Two provides case studies of environmental sustainability in specific industrial sectors including electronics, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bio-energy, agriculture, food and residential construction retrofitting.

Part Three explores experiences of environmental sustainability in territorial contexts on a local, regional or national scale. This section includes chapters on sustainability in the Republic of San Marino, the European “Covenant of Mayors” urban sustainability initiative and efforts to promote sustainability in Italy, Norway, and Poland among others. The book concludes with a discussion of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Objective I regions of Italy.

Featuring the contributions of academics, managers operating in various productive sectors and consultants, the book aims to promote the growth and spread of scientific research and technological development for environmental sustainability.


Environmental Sustainability Environmental assessment Environmental management Material and energy efficiency Sustainable production

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberta Salomone
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Saija
    • 2
  1. 1.Department SEAMUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Department SEAMUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03825-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03826-1
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