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Eco-efficiency and dematerialization: Scenarios for new industrial logics in recycling industries, automobile and household appliances
Gothenburg University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6662-0403
Gothenburg University, Sweden.
1999 (English)In: Business Strategy and the Environment, ISSN 0964-4733, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 31-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The environmental field has been continuously overloaded with new concepts in the area of environmental impact such as environmental space, ecological backpack, carrying capacity, ecological footprint, dematerialization and eco-efficiency. The latter two concepts have a particular relevance to corporate environmental management. This article discusses the concepts of dematerialization and eco-efficiency with respect to their implications for industry logics. It is based on a project that was initiated by the Swedish EPA. Within the project we used the scenario technique to explore the future industry logics of recycling industries related to the automobile industry and household appliances. One scenario, 'business as usual', indicates a focus on products with incremental improvements and a stepwise departure from today's practices. The other scenario, 'dematerialization', indicates a focus on functions and needs, and a significant departure from today's practices. Concluding from the empirical analysis of present industry logics, based on interviews and data analysis in specific industries, we realized that changes in industry logics and business systems are inevitable, if industry takes a responsibility for the whole life cycle seriously. Accordingly, we propose the transformation of business systems as a research agenda for the future. Such-an agenda follows ecologically motivated transformation andtranslation processes throughout the whole system of actor networks and action nets of society and creates an enhanced understanding of the emerging processes of corporate environmental management. It also considers different institutional arrangements between those actors that constitute the system as a whole.

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1999. Vol. 8, no 1, p. 31-45
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-3797DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-0836(199901/02)8:1<31::AID-BSE178>3.0.CO;2-2Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0032924599OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-3797DiVA, id: diva2:116461
Available from: 2007-10-22 Created: 2007-10-22 Last updated: 2015-06-29Bibliographically approved

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