good resource use measuring tool is called "Eco-efficiency".
This expresses the efficiency with which ecological resources
are used to meet human needs. The word recognises that eco-efficient
practices can feed right through to the bottom line.
is implementing eco-efficiency on four levels:
Eco-efficient processes. Making resource savings and
reducing risk or impact in processes
Synergy means cooperating
with neighbours and partner companies to make wastes and by-products
into valuable alternative resources - part of industrial
and better products.
Creating products and services following ecological
Eco-efficient markets. Eco efficiency "de-links growth
of welfare from use of nature". This means more value with
less impact for the entire economy.
main proponent of eco-efficiency is the World Business Council
for Sustainable Development. Check out their web page:
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