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Managing a Material World : Environment & Policy (Paperback) - Pier Vellinga

Managing a Material World

Environment & Policy (Paperback)

By: Pier Vellinga (Editor), Frans Berkhout (Editor), J. Gupta (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th June 1998
ISBN: 9780792352068
Number Of Pages: 349

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As we reach the end of the 20th century, the question of how to meet human needs and preferences while safeguarding the global environment is a major concern facing humanity. This book reflects the state of the art of thinking on the necessary concepts, tools and instruments that are likely to help producers, consumers and governments to adjust their policies and practices. It covers theories and concepts, practical approaches and visions of industry and government. The book has been written by a team of authors that includes the most forward thinking researchers and managers on the issue. It is a handbook for all those involved in decisions about product design and eco-efficiency, about environment and resource use policies. Moreover it can serve as a handbook for all those who are studying with the aim to become involved in such issues.

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Rationale for a physical account of economic activitiesp. 1
Substance flows through environment and societyp. 21
Towards the end of wastep. 31
Dematerialisationp. 45
Analytical tools for chain managementp. 55
Material flow accounts: definitions and datap. 85
Environmental research and modellingp. 97
Software for material flow analysisp. 111
Integrating life cycle assessment and economic evaluationp. 127
Dematerialisation and rematerialisationp. 147
Aggregate resource efficiencyp. 165
The industrial ecology of lead and electric vehiclesp. 191
Dissipative emissionsp. 217
Recycling of materialsp. 229
Philips Sound and Visionp. 239
Unileverp. 251
AtandTp. 259
Dow Europep. 267
The control of waste materials in Germanyp. 275
Dematerialisation and innovation policyp. 285
The substance flow approachp. 297
The EU eco-labelp. 307
Towards industrial transformationp. 321
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780792352068
ISBN-10: 0792352068
Series: Environment & Policy (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 349
Published: 30th June 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.51