Title: A management framework for the implementation of policies for industrial ecology, Part I

Authors: Nur Indrianti, Shinobu Matsuoka, Masaaki Muraki

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2–12–1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152–8552, Japan. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2–12–1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152–8552, Japan. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2–12–1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152–8552, Japan

Abstract: This paper discusses the implementation of environmental policy, in particular tax and subsidy policy, that promotes secondary material converted from industrial waste as a substitute for virgin material. We describe a management framework for policy processes that effectively deals with uncertainties and risks arising from implementing the policy. The framework proposes a feedback strategy and cooperation between players involved in the policy, in particular the government and secondary material producers. Cooperation results when secondary material producers are selected. Selection is through a bidding process predicated on price and environmental criteria that will enhance the production of competitive secondary material and lead to realising sustainable industrial ecology.

Keywords: policy management; tax policy; subsidy policy; waste mining; industrial ecology; environmental policy; secondary material; sustainable development.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2006.011128

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2006 Vol.3 No.3, pp.176 - 191

Published online: 17 Oct 2006 *

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