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Experiences from early stages of a national industrial symbiosis programme in the UK: determinants and coordination challenges

Mirata, Murat LU (2004) In Journal of Cleaner Production 12(8-10). p.967-983
Abstract
This paper reviews the factors influencing the development and sustained operation of regional industrial symbiosis (IS) networks and discusses the roles a coordination body can play to alter these factors so as to catalyse the development and functioning of such networks. These are analysed within the context of experiences gained in the early stages of three regional IS programmes under development in the UK, and of the recently launched national IS programme (NISP) that they are part of. It is stated that the policy framework in the UK has elements supportive of such networks to evolve, and the regional public bodies are favouring their development. Based on differences among studied cases, it is argued that the nature of companies'... (More)
This paper reviews the factors influencing the development and sustained operation of regional industrial symbiosis (IS) networks and discusses the roles a coordination body can play to alter these factors so as to catalyse the development and functioning of such networks. These are analysed within the context of experiences gained in the early stages of three regional IS programmes under development in the UK, and of the recently launched national IS programme (NISP) that they are part of. It is stated that the policy framework in the UK has elements supportive of such networks to evolve, and the regional public bodies are favouring their development. Based on differences among studied cases, it is argued that the nature of companies' operations and industrial history in the regions, the extent of peer pressure, the positioning of the coordinating body in the region, and its approach to awareness raising and recruitment have major influence on the progress of the programmes. Finally, the paper emphasises the importance of aligning the characteristics of emerging operations with the longer-term sustainability requirements. If accepted, this challenge assigns additional responsibilities to the coordinating parties. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Journal of Cleaner Production
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12
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967 - 983
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10.1016/j.jclepro.2004.02.031
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  author       = {Mirata, Murat},
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  keyword      = {environmental sustainability,environmental policy,coordination,industrial symbiosis networks,industrial symbiosis programme},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Journal of Cleaner Production},
  title        = {Experiences from early stages of a national industrial symbiosis programme in the UK: determinants and coordination challenges},
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  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2004},
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