Title: Waste management through industrial symbiosis: case study approach

Authors: Sneha Kumari; Shirish Jeble

Addresses: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management, Pune, India ' Faculty of IT and Operations, ICFAI Business School, Pune, India

Abstract: In the transformation of the raw material to final products, a lot of wastes are generated which can be reduced, recycled, reutilised or repaired leading to industrial symbiosis. The aim of the paper is to explore case studies for reutilisation of wastes. The paper has taken case studies from China and Kalaundborg which has made an industrial symbiosis by sharing the wastes as by-products with other industries. The paper undergoes desk research to explore the sustainable management of the wastes generated from the agro-based industries. The authors have come up with sustainable measures for reuse and reutilisation of waste produced from agro-based industries. This paper provides case study that discusses waste management through industrial symbiosis. This approach can contribute collectively towards economic, social and environment performance.

Keywords: industrial symbiosis; waste; reduce; recycle; agriculture; waste management; sustainability; agro-based industries.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2020.105795

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2020 Vol.5 No.1, pp.37 - 46

Received: 14 Mar 2019
Accepted: 09 Apr 2019

Published online: 05 Mar 2020 *

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