International Society for Industrial Ecology

The International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) promotes industrial ecology as a way to address sustainability challenges and achieve a circular economy. The science of industrial ecology applies a systems perspective to explore how material and energy are used by society to find solutions to complex environmental problems. The ISIE facilitates communication among scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers, and advocates who are interested in better integrating environmental concerns with economic activities. Its mission is to promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, policy, community development, and industrial practices.

The ISIE has a growing membership of over 700 members, spread over all continents. Within the society, various sections organize events and provide resources focused on key methods and approaches. The Student Section supports students and early career researchers through scholarships and tailored events.

The ISIE was initially based at the Center for Industrial Ecology at the Yale School of the Environment. After almost two decades of support from the university, the ISIE became an independent non-profit organization in 2018, legally registered in The Netherlands.

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