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    Eco-efficiency Trends in the UK Steel and Aluminum Industries

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    Kristina Dahlström, Paul Ekins




    "Measures of eco‐efficiency—broadly understood as “getting more from less”—often include an economic and an environmental variable. The latter is often seen as the more problematic variable, particularly when used in relation to impacts of public concern. But an analysis of resource and value trends in the U.K. steel and aluminum industries over the last 30 yr showed that there are significant problems associated with using economic variables in measures of eco‐efficiency at the sectoral level. The research found that the U.K. steel and aluminum industries have improved the effectiveness...