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Industrial Ecology and Industry Symbiosis for Environmental Sustainability

Definitions, Frameworks and Applications

Authors: Li, Xiaohong

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  • Offers a widely-applicable framework for applying Industrial Ecology and Industrial Symbiosis within companies
  • Explores Industrial Ecology and Industrial Symbiosis in depth to provide greater understanding of these areas
  • Links Industrial Ecology and Industrial Symbiosis with Operations Management studies and Supply Chain Management, providing interdisciplinary appeal
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About this book

This book opens up a critical dimension to the interdisciplinary field of Industrial Ecology (IE) and one of its four areas - Industrial Symbiosis (IS). Presenting the concept of closed-loop thinking, this timely book explains how industries and societies can achieve environmental sustainability, a necessity for today’s businesses. Providing a critical review of the definitions and developments of both IE and IS, this study establishes their fundamental role in improving environmental sustainability. The author identifies valuable lessons to be learned and presents conceptual frameworks to guide future IE and IS applications. Transforming industrial systems into closed-loop industrial ecosystems dramatically reduces the negative impact of industrial activities on the environment. Therefore, this book is an important read not only for operations management scholars, but also those who are interested in ensuring an environmentally sustainable future.

About the authors

Xiaohong Li is a senior lecturer in operations management and business modelling at the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Prior to this, she worked as a research fellow after completing her PhD in 2000. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles in the Journal of Cleaner Production, the International Journal of Production Research, Strategic Outsourcing: an International Journal, and the Journal of Construction Management and Economics. Her current research focuses on environmental sustainability, particularly IE and IS.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Closed-Loop Concept in Industrial Ecology

    Pages 1-8

    Li, Xiaohong

  • Industrial Ecology and Industrial Symbiosis - Definitions and Development Histories

    Pages 9-38

    Li, Xiaohong

  • Industrial Ecology Applications in the Four Areas

    Pages 39-60

    Li, Xiaohong

  • Applications of Industrial Symbiosis

    Pages 61-89

    Li, Xiaohong

  • Life Cycle Thinking and Analysis, Design for Environment, and Industrial Ecology Frameworks

    Pages 91-109

    Li, Xiaohong

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eBook £35.99
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Hardcover £43.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67500-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88440-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Industrial Ecology and Industry Symbiosis for Environmental Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Definitions, Frameworks and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67501-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67501-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67500-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88440-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 130
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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