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Product Innovation and Eco-Efficiency: Twenty-Three Industry Efforts to Reach the Factor 4

Edited By: Judith EM Klostermann, Arnold Tukker, JM Cramer, A Van Dam and BL Van Der Ven

296 pages, 2 b/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #85030 | ISBN: 0792347617
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Systematically addressing the drivers, the tools, and sector-specific elements that play a role in the field of sustainable development, this text begins with a general introduction to eco-efficiency and the related challenges to industry in its implementation. It then presents 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 such as 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.


Part 1 Product innovation and eco-efficiency in theory: introduction, J.M. Cramer and A. Tukker; issues - driving factors, J.M. Cramer and A. Tukker; instruments - the toolbox for product innovation and eco-efficiency, J.M. Cramer and A. Tukker; industries - sector-specific developments, J.M. Cramer and A. Tukker; the challenge, J.M. Cramer and A. Tukker. Part 2 Cases - issues - driving factors; the reduction of waste in metal machining, J. Bongardt; smart cements, J.G.M. de Jong et al; coextruded pipe - an ideal product for recycled PVC pipes and fittings, R.L.J. Pots and P. Benjamin; future energy services, L. Groeneveld; novel protein foods, E.J.C. Paardekooper and J. Bol; Research). Part 3 Instruments - the toolbox for product innovation and eco-efficiency: disassembly analysis of consumer products, W.A. Knight; LCA of the utilization processes of spent sulphuric acid, H. Brunn et al; environmental analysis of wooden furniture, G.R.L. Kamps; application of LCA in environmental management in Statoil, L. Sund; the environmental improvement process at Unilever, C. Dutilh; using LCA in environmental decision-making, B. de Smet; LCA as a decision-support tool for product optimization, H. Brunn et al; possibilities for sustainable development in the chemical industry, T. Dokter; towards eco-efficiency with LCA's prevention principle - an epistemological foundation of LCA using axioms, R. Heijungs; product innovation and public involvement, R.A.P.M. Weterings; Part 4 Industries - sector-specific developments: experiences with the application of secondary materials in the building and construction industry, J. Stuip; eco-design for building materials and building construction, G.P.E. Verlind; "Apparetour" - national pilot-project collecting and reprocessing white and brown goods, J.J.A. Ploos van Amstel; eco-design at Bang & Olufsen, R. Nedermark; eco-efficiency and sustainability at Philips Sound & Vision, A.L.N. Stevels; use of recycled PET for soft-drink bottles, M. Knowles; optimizing packaging - fitness for purpose, together with ecological and economic aspects, must be part of the equation, D.H. Burkle; Paper packaging designed for recycling, G.Jonson.

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