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.
Table of Contents
The Scientific and Economic Context: The "Biophysical" Economy (T. Jackson, R. Costanza, M. Overcash, and W. Rees). Environmental Quality Objectives (M. Chadwick and J. Nilsson). The Precautionary Principle (V. Dethlefsen, T. Jackson, and P. Taylor). Uncertainty and Environmental Learning (B. Wynne). Costs of the Toxic Legacy (K. Davis and G. Hyfantis). Hazardous Futures (T. Jackson). The Preventive Strategy: Towards Prevention (J. Hirschhorn, T. Jackson, and L. Baas). Principles of Clean Production (T. Jackson). Industrial Metabolism (R.U. Ayres). Profiting from Pollution Prevention (M. Dorfman, A. White, M. Becker, and T. Jackson). Product Lifecycle Assessment (N. de Oude). Material Concerns (K. Geiser). Risk Reduction and Chemicals Control (B. Wahlström and B. Lundqvist). Optimal Utilization and Durability (W.R. Stahel and T. Jackson). Developing a Policy Framework: Policy Options for Clean Production (H. Yakowitz and R. Hanmer). Economic Policy and Environmental Assurance (C. Perrings, R. Costanza, T. Jackson, and W. Rees). Liability for the Environment (P. Simmons and J. Cowell). Epilogue: Values, Quality, and Sustainable Development (E. Manzini).