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The Greening of Industry

A Risk Management Approach

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$47.50 • £38.95 • €43.00

ISBN 9780674363274

Publication Date: 03/17/1997


320 pages

23 line illustrations, 14 tables

Harvard School of Public Health


The importance of this book is that it gives empirical evidence for the view that risk assessment improves the environment. This is important because some environmentalists see risk assessment and related disciplines as threats to the environment… These are fascinating essays, elegantly composed.—David Pearce, The Times Higher Education Supplement

The Greening of Industry argues in favor of basing environmental regulations on cost-benefit and risk assessment. Graham and Hartwell specifically address environmentalists, who are generally opposed to such a ‘risk management’ framework, and argue that further environmental regulation will need to be more firmly justified by ‘good science,’ because the public will not accept additional expenditure on pollution control if it is not convinced by formal analysis that such expenditure addresses a serious problem and offers a return higher than alternative, competing investments… The Greening of Industry offer[s] interesting insights into the mechanisms of toxic-substance regulation and introduce[s] important issues currently debated in this area. Grounded in well-researched case studies, the policy perspectives developed in [the book] provide a valuable starting point for the development of specific industrial ecology policy proposals and could help industrial ecology to move beyond the discussion of general ideas and technical issues to implementation.—Edgar Hertwich, Journal of Industrial Ecology

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