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Industrial Symbiosis in Taiwan: Case Study on Linhai Industrial Park

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Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taipei 10672, Taiwan
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Graduate Institute of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10672, Taiwan
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Sinotech Engineering Services Ltd., Taipei 11494, Taiwan
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Sustainability 2020, 12(11), 4564; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114564
Received: 2 April 2020 / Revised: 18 May 2020 / Accepted: 21 May 2020 / Published: 3 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Industrial Symbiosis and Sustainability)
Eco-industrial parks (EIP) are a community of manufacturing businesses which seek better environmental and economic performance by using the principles of Industrial Ecology (IE). In Taiwan, government-designated EIPs have operated since 1995, with 23 industrial parks currently in operation. This study presents a case from Taiwan, the Linhai Industrial park, and analyzes the park’s transition towards industrial symbiosis and resource sharing. Resource sharing modifications resulted in reduced carbon emissions, millions of liters of fuel saved, and thousands of tons of industrial waste recycled. This successful transition was possible because of coordinated government support. Key factors include technological subsidies, policy support, and willing manufacturers. Additional explanations for Linhai’s current success are explored and future areas of research are identified. View Full-Text
Keywords: industrial ecology; eco-industrial park; sustainability; industrial symbiosis; Linhai industrial park; Taiwan industrial ecology; eco-industrial park; sustainability; industrial symbiosis; Linhai industrial park; Taiwan
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Maynard, N.J.; Raj Kanagaraj Subramanian, V.; Hua, C.-Y.; Lo, S.-F. Industrial Symbiosis in Taiwan: Case Study on Linhai Industrial Park. Sustainability 2020, 12, 4564. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114564

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Maynard NJ, Raj Kanagaraj Subramanian V, Hua C-Y, Lo S-F. Industrial Symbiosis in Taiwan: Case Study on Linhai Industrial Park. Sustainability. 2020; 12(11):4564. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114564

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Maynard, Nathaniel J., Vaishnav Raj Kanagaraj Subramanian, Chien-Yu Hua, and Shih-Fang Lo. 2020. "Industrial Symbiosis in Taiwan: Case Study on Linhai Industrial Park" Sustainability 12, no. 11: 4564. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114564

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