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Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology

  • Includes state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice chapters, including case studies, by leading authorities

  • Reviews how far industrial ecology has developed and the current issues and concerns

  • Provides illustrations of what the industrial ecology paradigm has achieved in public policy, corporate strategy and industrial practice

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Industrial Ecology’s First Decade

      • T. E. Graedel, R. J. Lifset
      Pages 3-20Open Access
    3. Industrial Ecology and Cities

      • Christopher A. Kennedy
      Pages 69-86Open Access
    4. Scholarship and Practice in Industrial Symbiosis: 1989–2014

      • Marian Chertow, Jooyoung Park
      Pages 87-116Open Access
    5. A Socio-economic Metabolism Approach to Sustainable Development and Climate Change Mitigation

      • Timothy M. Baynes, Daniel B. Müller
      Pages 117-135Open Access
    6. Stocks and Flows in the Performance Economy

      • Walter R. Stahel, Roland Clift
      Pages 137-158Open Access
    7. Impacts Embodied in Global Trade Flows

      • Thomas Wiedmann
      Pages 159-180Open Access
    8. Understanding Households as Drivers of Carbon Emissions

      • Angela Druckman, Tim Jackson
      Pages 181-203Open Access
    9. Industrial Ecology in Developing Countries

      • Megha Shenoy
      Pages 229-245Open Access
    10. Material Flow Analysis and Waste Management

      • Yuichi Moriguchi, Seiji Hashimoto
      Pages 247-262Open Access
  3. Case Studies and Examples of the Application of Industrial Ecology Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-263
    2. Circular Economy and the Policy Landscape in the UK

      • Julie Hill
      Pages 265-274Open Access
    3. Industrial Ecology and Portugal’s National Waste Plans

      • Paulo Ferrão, António Lorena, Paulo Ribeiro
      Pages 275-289Open Access
    4. The Role of Science in Shaping Sustainable Business: Unilever Case Study

      • Sarah Sim, Henry King, Edward Price
      Pages 291-302Open 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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

    Roland Clift, Angela Druckman

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)