Clean technology does not just aim to dilute or detoxify industrial waste. It aims to eliminate it by re-engineering the entire production cycle. As industry is constrained by regulations on the one hand and consumer pressure on the other, energy-efficient, resource-efficient and pollution-free production becomes imperative. It will be the next stage of industrial development. Using extensive empirical analysis of a range of different industrial sectors, this book shows how cleaner technology can be implemented, above all by the companies themselves. It looks at regulatory initiatives and focuses on how firms themselves can introduce the new technologies, systems and polices required.
Cleaner Technology and the Greening of Industry: An Introduction * Regulatory Frameworks: A Cross-national Overview * Refinery Sector * Petro-chemical Sector * Fine Chemical Sector * Pharmaceuticals Sector * Dairy Sector * Brewing Sector * Sugar Sector * Paper Mills Sector * Electroplating * What Shapes the Implementation of Cleaner Technology? * Wider Implications: Understanding the Scope for Cleaner Technologies * Notes * References * Glossary * Index