Talk:History of industrial ecology

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Sign your posts... Don't just Yo yo yo it.... Guszy 14:58, 19 March 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Guszy (talkcontribs)

Why is this a separate article? It fits perfectly under the industrial ecology main article.Elmerfadd (talk) 00:17, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

I was wrong. There is a need for a separate article. The history of industrial ecology may refer to three themes, its one of which deserves a separate section within the article:

  • The history of Industrial Ecology as a term: The term "Industrial Ecology" was coined much earlier than 1973 (I have an article dated to 1947 that includes both Industrial Symbiosis and Industrial Ecology), and the meaning attributed to the term has been constantly changing. It has been used to describe any group of related industrial processes, or a certain kind of industrial organization, or a scientific field.
  • The history of industrial ecology as a concept: This part needs to deal with the most important events and theories that led to the concept of "industrial ecology". Examples of such events are the publication of "Silent Spring", the "Club of Rome", the "Gaia Hypothesis", the notion of Industrial Metabolism and generally the use of methods of Ecological Analysis (Systems Ecology) for the analysis of Industrial Systems (e.g. Material Flow Analysis).
  • The history of industrial ecology as a practice: This part will include historical examples of practices that may fall under the industrial ecology umbrella. Such practices may include material and energy exchange between industries (synergies or early form industrial symbiosis), economies or production-consumption systems with increased material reuse and/or recycling.