XXI Congresso Nazionale di Merceologia --- 22-24 settembre 2004 --- Foggia
"Risorse naturali e sviluppo economico sociale. Contributi delle scienze merceologiche"
Giorgio Nebbia email@example.com
Summary: "Commodity Power"
The social and economic development depend from the ability to produce and use commodities and material goods. The satisfaction of all the private and collective human needs, also of those apparently immaterial such as the movement, communication and familiar life, require physical goods.
The natural resources are the source of agricultural and mineral raw materials for the production of material goods, and the natural bodies --- air, water, soil --- are the receivers for residuals and wastes that form during the production and use of goods. The knowledge of the circulation "nature---commodities---nature" is essential for correct choices in the use of scarce natural resources and for the correct design of commodities and goods.