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Product Innovation and Eco-Efficiency : Twenty-Two Industry Efforts to Reach the Factor 4 - Judith E.M. Klostermann

Product Innovation and Eco-Efficiency

Twenty-Two Industry Efforts to Reach the Factor 4

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1997
ISBN: 9780792347613
Number Of Pages: 296

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Prefaced by Bjorn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, this book is one of the few that treats this topic by putting representatives of industry at centre stage. The book systematically addresses the drivers, the tools, and sector-specific elements that play a role in this process. The five chapters in Part I are devoted to a general introduction to eco-efficiency and the related challenges to industry in its implementation. Part II contains 23 case studies, almost all written by industrial experts who tell how they deal with the challenge: what the motivators are, what tools can be used and how they can be implemented, and what are the specific elements in sectors like building, electronics and packaging. These contributions come from multinationals like Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Akzo Nobel, Philips and Ciba-Geigy, as well as small and medium sized enterprises from such sectors as the building and furniture trades.

Product Innovation and Eco-efficiency in theory
The reduction of waste in metal machiningp. 35
Smart cementsp. 41
Coextruded pipe: an ideal product for recycled PVC pipes and fittingsp. 51
Future energy servicesp. 55
Novel protein foodsp. 67
Disassembly analysis of consumer productsp. 81
LCA of the utilization processes of spent sulphuric acidp. 95
Environmental analysis of wooden furniturep. 103
Application of LCA in environmental management in Statoilp. 121
The environmental improvement process at Unileverp. 133
Using LCA in environmental decision-makingp. 139
LCA as a decision-support tool for product optimizationp. 155
Possibilities for sustainable development in the chemical industryp. 165
Towards eco-efficiency with LCA's prevention principle: an epistemological foundation of LCA using axiomsp. 175
Product innovation and public involvementp. 187
Industries: sector-specific developments
Experiences with the application of secondary materials in the building and construction industryp. 199
Ecodesign for building materials and building constructionp. 213
'Apparetour': national pilot project collection and reprocessing of white and brown goodsp. 225
Ecodesign at Bang and Olufsenp. 233
Eco-efficiency and sustainability at Philips Sound and Visionp. 241
Use of recycled PET for soft drink bottlesp. 253
Optimizing packaging: fitness for purpose, together with ecological and economic aspects, must be part of the equationp. 263
Paper packaging designed for recyclingp. 273
List of contributorsp. 283
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780792347613
ISBN-10: 0792347617
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 31st December 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64