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Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology

Industrial ecology considers industrial activities as ecosystems in themselves, composed of flows of materials, energy and information. It uses knowledge on how ecosystems function, in order to formulate proposals to reorganise the industrial system, making it compatible with the biosphere and sustainable in the long term. Industrial ecology therefore aims at solving the question, "How can sustainable development be made operational and economically viable?" It provides a conceptual framework and tools to plan economic development and propose ways of optimising the use of limited resources and protect the environment.

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:: Articles ::

Industrial Ecology Workshop Projects
:: Suren Erkman :: January 2009 ::

Industrial Ecology Workshop Activities :: December 2008 ::

Closing the Loop :: September 2001 ::

The Experience of the Industrial Ecology Workshop
:: Olivier Petitjean :: July 1998 ::


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--- ROI: Resource Optimization Initiative
--- Ecologie industrielle conseil
--- Prime Project
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