Constructing Physical Input-Output Tables with Material Flow Analysis (MFA) Data: Bottom-Up Case Studies

  • Ottilia De Marco
  • Giovanni Lagioia
  • Vera Amicarelli
  • Antonella Sgaramella
Part of the Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science book series (ECOE, volume 23)

In an economic system that aims at sustainable development, material indicators become increasingly more important than monetary indicators, as much of the literature now testifies (Ayres and Ayres 1998). Monetary indicators are often not able to reveal all the implications and interactions between the biosphere and technosphere (Nebbia 2000; De Marco et al. 2001).

The knowledge of these indicators is an essential requisite to evaluate the environmental impacts caused by human activities. The scarcity of information on the amount and the quality of waste flows, from the economic system to the biosphere, makes the evaluation of environmental impacts and the choice of an adequate disposal system both very difficult (Ayres and Ayres 1997; Nakamura and Kondo 2002).


Sugar Beet Sugar Industry Electricity Sector Sugar Mill Aluminum Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ottilia De Marco
    • 1
  • Giovanni Lagioia
    • 1
  • Vera Amicarelli
    • 1
  • Antonella Sgaramella
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geographical and Commodity Science, Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of BariItaly

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