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In This Danish Industrial Park, Nothing Goes to Waste

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Science  30 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5428, pp. 686
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5428.686

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If there's anything that sums up the hopes of industrial ecology (see main text), it's a tiny pipeline-laced town in eastern Denmark called Kalundborg, where companies have been swapping byproducts like gypsum and waste water for up to 25 years. This "industrial symbiosis" is drawing keen interest from policy-makers in the United States, although opinions vary on its odds of success.