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Building more sustainable solutions in production-consumption systems: the case of food for people with reduced access

Partidário, PJ and Lambert, J and Evans, S (2007) Building more sustainable solutions in production-consumption systems: the case of food for people with reduced access. Journal of Cleaner Production, 15. pp. 513-524. ISSN 0959-6526

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Abstract

In new product development, the ability to integrate different dimensions of sustainability at a value chain level is still a complex, problematic goal. As product-service approaches are increasingly enabling the introduction of more sustainable paths, this paper describes the authors' experience thus far when building insights into conditions for the implementation of integrated solutions in a process of co-development and testing in real life conditions, which are driven by a social need focusing on food for people with reduced access. Throughout this process, which brought together producers, consumers and other stakeholders to design and test industrialised, sustainable solutions, empirical evidence demonstrates feasibility and usefulness of the approach and insight into the conditions for implementing interactive, comprehensive multi-stakeholder processes in real life situations. In addition, results show that the delivery of innovative solutions enabled to offer social added value, economic profits and environmental improvements under specific experimental conditions. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local context Partnership building Production-consumption system Sustainable innovation
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:29
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2006.05.011