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Volume 5  Number 3  •  Winter 2001
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Eco-Industrial Parks: The Case for Private Planning
By Pierre Desrochers
This article appeared in the Winter 2001 issue of The Independent Review

Would centrally planned eco-industrial parks (EIPs)—communities of businesses than recycle each other’s by-products—make industry greener and more efficient? The lessons of several private EIPs suggest that short of removing regulatory barriers to resource recovery, government planners can do little to improve upon the industrial symbiosis of the free market.