Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI). Activity Report 2010


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Summary :

As stated in the book ‘Applied Industrial Ecology: A New Platform for

Planning Sustainable Societies’ (Erkman and Ramaswamy, 2003), “Industrial

Ecology is very relevant and an urgently needed strategy for developing

countries. As a matter of fact, inefficient use of resources and getting rid of wastes with end-of-pipe ‘pollution control’ technologies are truly unaffordable luxuries for developing countries!”

We think this statement is becoming increasingly relevant, as fast growing

economies like India generate unprecedented environmental and social

challenges. The present Activity Report gives an overview of the activities

performed by ROI during the last two years and presents perspectives for

future projects.