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Sustainability 2014, 6(8), 4900-4909; doi:10.3390/su6084900

Tourism Management and Industrial Ecology: A Theoretical Review

Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University, Via Silvio D'Amico, Rome 77-00145, Italy
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Received: 11 July 2014 / Accepted: 23 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environment and Energy: the Industrial Ecology perspective)
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Industrial Ecology (IE) is based on the relation between the natural ecosystem and economic ecosystem. The concept refers to the metaphorical relation between the natural and industrial ecosystems as a model for transforming unsustainable industrial systems. Several tools and strategies are particularly significant for the IE development. In other words, the primary purpose of industrial ecology is to assess and reduce the impact economic activities on the environment. Tourism, as an economic activity, resulting in a full range of environmental impacts, should be treated like any other industry. This paper propose uses a theoretical review focused on IE for to investigate what is the best way to implement industrial ecology in the tourism activities. It seemed interesting to search within the IE concept for a model for the tourism sector, one of the fields with the greatest environmental interaction and economic implications. View Full-Text
Keywords: tourism management; IE; innovative strategy; eco-innovation; sustainability; European policy tourism management; IE; innovative strategy; eco-innovation; sustainability; European policy
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Lucchetti, M.C.; Arcese, G. Tourism Management and Industrial Ecology: A Theoretical Review. Sustainability 2014, 6, 4900-4909.

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