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COM 450 - 6 By-Product Synergy

Applied Sustainability LLC, BPS, Industrial ecology,
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Jie Zhang

on 10 February 2017

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Transcript of COM 450 - 6 By-Product Synergy

Industrial Ecosystem
Self-organizing
Eco-Industrial Park
BPS implementation
In nature, waste=food
By-product synergy (BPS)
Single-sector supply loops
Multi-industry BPS -
Applied sustainability LLC
Self-organized vs. eco-industry park
By-product Synergy
What is it & Why should we care
Changing the system
The synergy among
diverse
industries, agriculture and communities resulting in profitable conversion of by-products and wastes to resources promoting sustainability. - EPA
Esty and Porter 1998, Chertow 2007
Meadows 1997
Agenda
What are some of the barriers to creating the supply loops?
Source: Geyer and Jackson (2004)
Cabot produces a lot of "dirty" plastic (plastic that's come into contact with food) at our cut-and-wrap facility and it needs a home (NOT landfill!)
http://donellameadows.org/archives/leverage-points-places-to-intervene-in-a-system/
Casella now sells our "dirty" plastic to another party that uses it to make plastic substitutes for wood (that goes into outdoor benches, decking, etc).
SEMBA Advisory Board | Grossman School of Business | UVM
Group Exercise: Mini BPS project. Study the materials and instructions you are given.
What steps in Exhibit 2 can help you identify opportunities for creating BPS?
What are some of the barriers? (Hint: Exhibit 1 could be helpful.)
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