Materials Count: The Case For Material Flows Analysis
Publisher: National Academies Press | ISBN: 0309089441 | edition 2004 | PDF | 124 pages | 10 mb
Great book on how to manage and analyze material flows.
Other the past century, increasing consumption of materials and energy to meet growing industrial and population demands has strained both society and the ecosystem. For about a decade the world community has been working toward better tracking of material and energy flows through the economy and into the environment. Some nations have begun developing indicators of total material requirements, efficiency of materials use, and the impacts on the environment, while realizing that social and economic impacts must be assessed and integrated in making related public policy.