Environmental optimization in fractionating industrial wastes using cost-benefit analysis

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Abstract

This paper proposes that industrial waste be regarded, in a business economic sense, as having the same basic status as regular products. A basic mathematical expression for assigning industrial costs to waste is presented. The expression can be employed in conjunction with cost-benefit analysis for estimating the "true" internal costs of industrial waste. In two case studies presented, industrial waste was found to have a substantial negative impact on profits. This is seen as a possibly unavoidable consequence of industrial companies' acting in accordance with the ideal of improving the sustainability and productivity of resource use. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Författare
  • Jan Stenis
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)147-164
TidskriftResources, Conservation & Recycling
Volym41
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2004
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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Stenis, J., 2005, Department of Construction and Architecture, Lund Institute of Technology. 206 s.

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