17-3 Eco-Industrial Revolution By: Brandon Birdsall
What is Eco-Industrial Revolution? • Processes of cleaner and more sustainable by redesigning them to mimic how nature deals with wastes. • In nature, the waster outputs of one organism become the nutrient inputs of another organism, so that all of the earth’s nutrients are endlessly recycled.
Vocab • Resource Exchange - Waste of one manufacturer becomes raw materials for another. • Brownfields – Abandoned industrial site. • Biomimicry – Reduce costs of controlling pollution and complying with pollution regulations. • Many company's use biomimicry like the Minnesota mining company.
Vocab continued • Material Flow Economy – Buying goods • Service Flow Economy – Renting goods • Eco-Leasing – Renting service