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Teresa Domenech Aparisi

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Chapter 63: Industrial Symbiosis – a Bottom-Up Business Response to Nexus Challenges

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

Extraction and consumption of resources have reached historical heights during the last decade. This has allowed for the rapid industrialisation of emerging economies but has also aggravated global problems such as growing volumes of waste, climate change and loss of biodiversity. Commodity markets have also experienced profound changes as increased demand has led to higher volatility (e.g. between 2000 and 2010 metal prices increased by 250% (ECORYS, 2012), followed by important price drops after 2011). Concerns have also been raised about scarcity and geopolitical implications for a number of raw materials that are critical in modern technologies (ECORYS, 2014). These changes have sparked ...

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