What Happens in Practice?

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) describes eco-efficiency as doing more with less. In practice, producing a product with smaller quantities of natural resources makes good business sense:

Eco-efficiency might result in

  • higher productivity due to the less waste creation and clean-up
  • increased competitiveness due to cost savings
  • improved reputation from environmental practices
  • reduced risk and liability from environmental contamination
  • increased revenue by developing innovative products from waste