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Conceptual Analysis of Eco-Efficiency and Industrial Symbiosis: Insights from Process Industry

Authors: Yan Li, Maria Holgado, Miriam Benedetti, Steve Evans

Published in: Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2017

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

The interior relationship between Industrial Ecology, Eco-Efficiency and Industrial Symbiosis has been scarcely investigated in literature. We identify three main aspects linking the concepts, which are ‘Actions’, ‘Stakeholders’ and ‘Value’, and use them to drive the conceptual analysis. Considering the application and implementation, authors conduct a conceptual comparison between Eco-Efficiency and Industrial Symbiosis by using Industrial Ecology as the leading concept. A conceptual framework is developed to uncover the relationship of Industrial Ecology, Eco-Efficiency and Industrial Symbiosis, from a firm level perspective.

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Metadata
Title
Conceptual Analysis of Eco-Efficiency and Industrial Symbiosis: Insights from Process Industry
Authors
Yan Li
Maria Holgado
Miriam Benedetti
Steve Evans
Copyright Year
2017
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57078-5_57

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