Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. State-of-the-Art and Discussions of Research Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. E. Graedel, R. J. Lifset
      Pages 3-20 Open Access
    3. Christopher A. Kennedy
      Pages 69-86 Open Access
    4. Marian Chertow, Jooyoung Park
      Pages 87-116 Open Access
    5. Timothy M. Baynes, Daniel B. Müller
      Pages 117-135 Open Access
    6. Walter R. Stahel, Roland Clift
      Pages 137-158 Open Access
    7. Thomas Wiedmann
      Pages 159-180 Open Access
    8. Angela Druckman, Tim Jackson
      Pages 181-203 Open Access
    9. Megha Shenoy
      Pages 229-245 Open Access
    10. Yuichi Moriguchi, Seiji Hashimoto
      Pages 247-262 Open Access
  3. Case Studies and Examples of the Application of Industrial Ecology Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Julie Hill
      Pages 265-274 Open Access
    3. Paulo Ferrão, António Lorena, Paulo Ribeiro
      Pages 275-289 Open Access
    4. Sarah Sim, Henry King, Edward Price
      Pages 291-302 Open Access

About this book


How can we design more sustainable industrial and urban systems that reduce environmental impacts while supporting a high quality of life for everyone? What progress has been made towards reducing resource use and waste, and what are the prospects for more resilient material-efficient economies? What are the environmental and social impacts of global supply chains, and how can they be measured and improved?

Such questions are at the heart of the emerging discipline of industrial ecology, covered in Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology. Leading authors, researchers and practitioners review how far industrial ecology has developed and current issues and concerns, with illustrations of what the industrial ecology paradigm has achieved in public policy, corporate strategy and industrial practice. It provides an introduction for students coming to industrial ecology and for professionals who wish to understand what industrial ecology can offer, a reference for researchers and practitioners, and a source of case studies for teachers.


Circular economy Environmental systems analysis Industrial and urban systems Life cycle management Sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Clift
    • 1
  • Angela Druckman
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Environmental StrategyUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for Environmental StrategyUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUnited Kingdom

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