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Clean Technology

  • By: Gopalsamy Poyyamoli & Rasmi Patnaik
  • In: Green Business: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Nevin Cohen & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Sustainability, Environmental Policy & Law (general)

Clean technologies (CTs) are a diverse range of knowledge-based products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources; dramatically reduce wastes and pollutants (cut or eliminate emissions and wastes); encourage recover, reuse, and recycle; reduce the pressure on natural resources and restore the balance of the ecosystem and biosphere; and ultimately help in providing ecologically sustainable development. These technologies are, therefore, viable, cost-effective, environmentally superior, and suitable to the climatic, economical, geographical, ecological, and social conditions of the country. Adoption of CTs and cleaner production strategies is considered to provide a balance between development and environment through economic benefits by way of increased resource efficiency, innovation, and reduced cost for environmental management. It is becoming the cornerstone of corporate, investment, and government strategies ...

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