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.

EconomyEnergy and the EnvironmentEnvironmental Law and RegulationFree Market EconomicsPrivatization
Other Independent Review articles by Pierre Desrochers
Spring 2012 The False Promise of Green Energy
Summer 2007 The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger