Sustainable development is strongly depending on material flow analysis. The material basis of socioeconomic system provides information on the environmental consequences or implications of economic activity. As long as continued growth in economic output implies continued growth in material inputs to and waste outputs from the economy on the natural environment there is an urgent need for new information tools. Indicators should measure the physical dimension of socioeconomic activities according to the principle of conservation of matter. Material flow analysis is the tool able to examine industrial metabolism and the links between material flows and their environmental impacts. This methodology provides a conceptual and practical model toward sustainable development.

Material flow analysis come filosofia di analisi

LAGIOIA, Giovanni
2006

Abstract

Sustainable development is strongly depending on material flow analysis. The material basis of socioeconomic system provides information on the environmental consequences or implications of economic activity. As long as continued growth in economic output implies continued growth in material inputs to and waste outputs from the economy on the natural environment there is an urgent need for new information tools. Indicators should measure the physical dimension of socioeconomic activities according to the principle of conservation of matter. Material flow analysis is the tool able to examine industrial metabolism and the links between material flows and their environmental impacts. This methodology provides a conceptual and practical model toward sustainable development.
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