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Linking Waste and Material Flows on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii: The Search for Sustainable Solutions

by Matthew Eckelman and Marian Chertow, Yale Center for Industrial Ecology Waste Study, 2009.

Four groups of Yale University graduate students used industrial ecology practices to analyze Oahu’s flow of materials and waste with an emphasis on conserving energy, water, and materials. The goal of this report has been to provide a full-view picture of the material-based challenges to Oahu’s sustainability, and the many interconnections and impacts that material flows have on other systems (energy, economic) that we are more used to considering. The study was funded by a grant made through the Hawaii Community Foundation from the Pierre & Pam Omidyar Fund, a donor-advised fund of the HCF.

Source: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies