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From theory to practice: Enhancing the potential policy impact of industrial ecology

Deutz, Pauline; Ioppolo, Giuseppe

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Giuseppe Ioppolo

Abstract

Industrial ecology introduced a new paradigm of principles and tools useful to academic analysis and decision support activities for industry and policymakers. This paper presents a view of the state of the art of industrial ecology, encompassing the four major theoretical traditions comprising the field, and emphasizing the relevance to practice. The principles of industrial ecology offer a basis for integrating environmental perspectives into production and consumption strategies, though there are significant challenges to be addressed.

Publication Date 2015-01
Journal Sustainability
Print ISSN 2071-1050
Electronic ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 2259-2273
Institution Citation Deutz, P., & Ioppolo, G. (2015). From theory to practice: Enhancing the potential policy impact of industrial ecology. Sustainability, 7(2), 2259-2273. https://doi.org/10.3390/su7022259
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/su7022259
Keywords Industrial ecology; Industrial symbiosis; Natural ecosystem metaphor; Engineering system metaphor; Social science approach; System theory approach; Impact
Publisher URL http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/7/2/2259
Copyright Statement © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Additional Information Copy of open access article first published in: Sustainability, 2015, v.7, issue 2 distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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