Clean Production Strategies Developing Preventive Environmental Management in the Industrial Economy
Clean Production Strategies is a cross-disciplinary book that presents a comprehensive examination of a new ethic emphasizing the appropriate design of products, processes, and economic activities to reduce the generation of waste into the environment. The book explores concepts and principles, technological issues, economic implications, the development of policy, and broad social questions associated with implementing clean production strategies.
Written by a team of international experts in the field, Clean Production Strategies covers a wide range of topics, including principles of thermodynamics, quantitative assessments of material flows, the development of practical clean technologies, and the re-evaluation of our relationship with the environment. The book will be useful to government policy-makers, industrial decision-makers, plant managers, industrial engineers, economists, environmentalists, international regulatory agency personnel, and others interested in the topic.
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The Biophysical Economy
Environmental Quality Objectives
The Precautionary Principle
Uncertainty and Environmental Learning
Costs of the Toxic Legacy
Principles of Clean Production
Risk Reduction and Chemicals Control
Optimal Utilisation and Durability
Policy Options for Clean Production
Economic Policy and Environmental Assurance
Liability for the Environment
Values Quality and Sustainable Development
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