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  NATO/CCMS Pilot Study, Clean Products and Processes (Phase I) 2002 Annual Report (192 pp, 3.42 MB) (EPA/625/R-03/006) April 2003

This pilot study was established to create an international forum where current trends, development, and know-how in cleaner product design and technologies, and in tools for measuring their cleanliness, can be discussed, debated, and shared. Through its annual meetings, this study will continue to foster productive interactions, cooperation, and collaboration among national experts, with the expected benefits of effective technology transfer.

The fifth annual meeting of the pilot study, held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on May 12–16, 2002, marked the completion of Phase I of the pilot study and the initiation of Phase II. The meeting continued the traditions established by the previous four meetings held in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Oviedo, Spain. The meeting was hosted by Professor Jurgis Staniskis, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania. Twenty nations were represented at the meeting.

The special one-day symposium focused on industrial ecology and included technical presentations by international experts and examples of practical applications of industrial ecology in several Lithuanian industries. The meeting also focused on successful cooperative relationships between universities and industry in Lithuania, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The meeting included an evaluation of the many productive and cooperative relationships developed during Phase I. The meeting concluded with a reaffirmation of the mission and goals of the pilot study and a commitment by the national delegates to work together during the next five years to achieve the goals of Phase II.

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