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International Perspectives on Industrial Ecology

Edited by Pauline Deutz, Senior Lecturer, University of Hull, UK, Donald I. Lyons, Professor, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland and Jun Bi, Professor, Nanjing University, China
With its high-level focus on industrial ecology-related policies such as circular economy and industrial symbiosis, this book provides a timely analysis of the industrial ecology experience worldwide. Editors Pauline Deutz, Donald I. Lyons, and Jun Bi combine their diverse experiences in both research and teaching to examine the topic as a business, community, and academic endeavor in different settings worldwide.
Extent: 272 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78100 356 5
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With its high-level focus on industrial ecology-related policies such as circular economy and industrial symbiosis, this book provides a timely analysis of the industrial ecology experience worldwide. Editors Pauline Deutz, Donald I. Lyons, and Jun Bi combine their diverse experiences in both research and teaching to examine the topic as a business, community, and academic endeavor in different settings worldwide.

International Perspectives on Industrial Ecology provides a cutting-edge, in-depth exploration of the commonalities and differences of industrial ecology experiences, comparing geographical contexts from each of the world’s continents. Expert contributors utilize case studies and contextualized reviews of current projects to formulate invaluable insights in the field. Much attention is given to industrial symbiosis, waste management, circular economy, sustainable development, and environmental management as each pertains to the field.

This book’s international perspective makes it ideal background reading for academics working in industrial ecology, as well as a valuable reference for postgraduates doing research or taking courses in the field. Public or private sector bodies trying to facilitate industrial symbiosis, economic development agencies considering industrial symbiosis projects, and environmental managers and regulators trying to improve environmental performance in their particular country will also find it engaging and relevant.

For supplementary materials related to Chapter 5, please see the companion site at https://www.e-elgar.com/international-perspectives-on-industrial-ecology-companion-site
‘The significance of industrial ecology’s geographic context of has for too long been neglected. This book makes a timely and pivotal contribution to the field by presenting analysis of an impressive range of case studies from across the world. Authors are highly familiar with their case study locations, which are analysed through a range of theoretical perspectives. International setting emerges as a significant contextual factor with which industrial ecology activity is inextricably linked.’
– Alfred Posch, University of Graz, Austria

‘This book covers updated perspectives on eco-industrial parks across the world. It is an excellent work done by researchers from different backgrounds and cultures. History, barriers, institutional arrangements, policies, waste management, and greenhouse gas emissions, together with eco-industrial parks, are all discussed so that decision makers from different countries can understand the potential benefits of developing eco-industrial parks by considering their own realities. Specifically, case studies from both developing and developed countries are presented so that variations between different countries can be identified. Readers can enhance their knowledge on eco-industrial development, a useful tool for responding to challenges related to current resource depletion, environmental emissions and climate change issues’
– Geng Yong, Shanghai Jiaotong University, PR China

‘As ecologically informed industrial development decision making gains traction among policy makers, this book offers a timely and necessary exploration of several industrial ecosystems across diverse economic, industrial, and regulatory settings. In bringing together a number of leading practitioner and scholarly perspectives on industrial ecology internationally, Deutz, Lyons and Bi offer key insights for supporting more effective eco-development policy making across diverse settings. As well, the work contained in this volume points to a number of areas where future research can continue to lend necessary insight.’
– Raymond Paquin, Concordia University, Canada
Contributors: W. Ashton, L. Baas, H. Baumann, J. Bi, F. Boons, R. Branson, S. Brullot, I. Costa, C. Davis, P. Deutz, M. Eklund, D. Gibbs, L. Hu, R. Isenmann, G. Korevaar, Y. Lei, L. Liu, P. Lowitt, D.I. Lyons, G. Massard, P. McManus, O.E. Olayide, J. Patchell, M. Rice, E. Romero Arozamena, C. Ruiz Puente, M. Shenoy, W. Spekkink, B. van Hoof, V. Verguts, H. Wang, Q. Wang, B. Zhang
Contents:

Foreword

1. Introducing an International Perspective on Industrial Ecology
Pauline Deutz and Donald I. Lyons

2. Industrial Ecology in India: Converging Traditional Practice and Modern Environmental Protection
Weslynne Ashton and Megha Shenoy

3. Industrial Ecology, Industrial Symbiosis and Eco-Industrial Parks in Africa: Issues for Sustainable Development
Olawale Emmanuel Olayide

4. Eco-industrial Development in the United States: Analysing Progress from 2010-2015
Peter Lowitt

5. Comparing Industrial Symbiosis in Europe: Towards a Conceptual Framework and Research Methodology
Frank Boons, Wouter Spekkink, Ralf Isenmann, Leo Baas, Mats Eklund, Sabrina Brullot, Pauline Deutz, David Gibbs, Guillaume Massard, Elena Romero Arozamena, Carmen Ruiz Puente, Veerle Verguts, Chris Davis, Gijsbert Korevaar, Inês Costa and Henrikke Baumann

6. UK-China Collaboration for Industrial Symbiosis: A Multi-level Approach to Policy Transfer Analysis
Qiaozhi Wang, Pauline Deutz and David Gibbs

7. Industrial Waste Management Improvement: A Case Study of Pennsylvania
Donald I. Lyons, Murray Rice and Lan Hu

8. Bilateral Symbiosis in Australia and the Issue of Geographic Proximity
Robin Branson and Phil McManus

9. Varieties of Industrial Symbiosis
Wouter Spekkink

10. Institutional Context of Eco-industrial Park Development in China: Environmental Governance in Industrial Parks and Zones
Lingxuan Liu, Bing Zhang and Jun Bi

11. Intersection of Industrial Symbiosis and Product-based Industrial Ecologies: Considerations from the Japanese Home Appliance Industry
Jerry Patchell

12. Institutional Capacity for Sustainable Industrial Systems in Caldas, Colombia
Bart van Hoof

13. Greenhouse Gases Reduction Strategies for Eco-Industrial Parks in China
Haikun Wang, Yue Lei and Jun Bi

14. Embedding an International Perspective in Industrial Ecology
Donald I. Lyons, Pauline Deutz and Jun Bi

Index