Advances in Cleaner Production. Volume 2


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Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI026000

Cleaner Production is an emerging field of research that comprises concepts and methodologies from different disciplines in a problem-oriented manner. Research efforts are often concentrated in a variety of sectoral domains; and, for understanding the global change which embraces a variety of processes on several scales, a variety of environmental and sustainability aspects can be addressed. This book brings contributions from researchers that participated in editions of the International Workshop Advances in Cleaner Production ( held in São Paulo, Brazil.

The book includes contributions from researchers from various countries for the development of Cleaner Production. Divided into three sections, the book addresses national experiences for the implementation of CP programs, research related to the metrics used to assess the effects of CP initiatives in the production sector and discussions that emerge before and after the implementation of these programs. Methodological approaches presented can be useful in the design and management of production systems, for policy development, environmental risk reduction, and prevention/mitigation strategies.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 – Advancing Safer Chemical Alternatives Through Cleaner Production (pp. 1-30)
Ken A. Zarker (U.S. National Pollution Prevention Roundtable)

Chapter 2 – Experiences of the Cuban Cleaner Production Focal Point for Agro-industry (pp. 31-48)
Leticia Prevez Pascual, Sheyla Abreu Saiz, Rogers Moya Gonzalez, Jose Guzmán Hidalgo, Marilin Bello Alvarez and Biagio F. Giannetti (Universidade Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3 – Cleaner Production and Pollution Prevention Opportunities in the Brazilian Auto Refinishing Industry (pp. 49-64)
Andrea Zavala, Luis Velázquez, Nora Munguía and Biagio F. Giannetti (Universidad de Sonora, Sonora, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 4 – Sustainability Indicators Applied to an Agro-Industrial Production System: A Case Study in Italy (pp. 65-88)
Simone Bastianoni, Fabiana Morandi, Elena Neri, Valentina Niccolucci, Chiara Paoli, Nicoletta Patrizi, Federico M. Pulselli and Paolo Vassallo (Centro di Ricerca Energia e Ambiente, Colle di Val d’Elsa (Siena), Ecodynamics Group University of Siena, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5 – Innovating in Green Projects for Emerging Markets (pp. 89-98)
Giancarlo M. Pereira and Miriam Borchardt (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 6 – Sustainability in the Stock Exchange: A Ranking to Identify/Invest in More Sustainable Businesses (pp. 99-122)
Carlos A. Di Agustini, Biagio F. Giannetti, Cecilia M. V. B. Almeida, Feni Agostinho and Fábio Sevegnani (Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

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Cleaner Production is a concept that goes far beyond the simple pollution control. It includes research and development of new processes, materials and products directed to promote the efficient use of resources and energy. Prevention must be the first approach of governments and corporations concerning sustainable development, and for this, environmental friendly strategies allied to economical robustness of products and services must be assured. Thus, this book was written for all those people interested in a transition to a sustainable society, including academic persons and politicians, but also for the general public.

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