Exploring the scope of industrial symbiosis: implications for practitioners

Holgado, Maria, Morgan, Dai and Evans, Steve (2016) Exploring the scope of industrial symbiosis: implications for practitioners. SDM-2016 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Chania, Crete, Greece, 4,5,& 6 April 2016. Published in: Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2016. 52 169-178. Springer, Cham. ISSN 2190-3018 ISBN 9783319320960

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Industrial Symbiosis can help improve the overall efficiency of the industrial system. The positive impact of implementing symbiotic exchanges between companies would benefit their host region through increased job creation and reduced environmental stress, whilst the entities engaged could benefit from a combination of additional revenue streams and reduced costs. However, in spite of the potential benefits of IS, there remains an implementation gap, with practitioners failing to fully exploit the possibilities of IS. The objective of this article is to provide a review of the current state of IS research in order to unlock current gaps of knowledge and practice, and identify research opportunities which will help close the implementation gap. The final aim is to explore and understand the areas practitioners willing to engage with IS need to consider in order to operationalize IS in their network.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Industrial symbiosis, Geographic proximity, Manufacturing processes, Energy efficiency, Resource efficiency, Network, Eco-Industrial parks, Waste management
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0028 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD0895 Industrial and factory sanitation > TD0896 Industrial and factory wastes
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS0155 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Maria Holgado Granados
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 14:26
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 13:09
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76834

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