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Industrial Symbiosis – a Bottom-Up Business Response to Nexus Challenges

Domenech Aparisi, TA; (2018) Industrial Symbiosis – a Bottom-Up Business Response to Nexus Challenges. In: Marsden, T, (ed.) The Sage Handbook of Nature. (pp. 1263-1286). SAGE: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

From the resource nexus perspective, industrial areas and industrial estates provide a clear example of resource nexus ‘in action’ and industrial symbiosis offers a complementary approach to the inter-linkages of resources with a focus on the output side. This chapter explores ‘resource nexus’ in the manufacturing sector and the relevance of industrial symbiosis, as a bottom-up business approach to find alternative productive uses of underutilized resources through industry collaboration. Building on a review of case studies in Europe and China, the chapter provides an overview of inter-industry resource management practices with an emphasis on those with potential to reduce environmental impacts of manufacturing activities, preserve resources and create value. The chapter also discusses critical aspects for successful deployment of industrial symbiosis such as improvements on the data/ knowledge base of material flows and resource uses, organizational aspects of networks and entrepreneurial culture shifts. The chapter concludes with lessons for the ‘resource nexus’ perspective from industrial symbiosis practice.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Industrial Symbiosis – a Bottom-Up Business Response to Nexus Challenges
ISBN-13: 9781473983007
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4135/9781473983007.n64
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473983007.n64
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Industrial symbiosis, Resource Nexus, Sustainable manufacturing, Circular Economy
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10042127
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