Sustainable Manufacturing: Starting the journey

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What will truly sustainable manufacturing look like in the future? Is sustainable manufacturing actually possible? Will it produce artefacts at the speed and volumes of today? Will its products be as complex, as exciting or last as long? The answers to these questions may be "yes and more so". What is certain, is the need for resource efficient manufacturing processes e.g. materials, energy and water. Failure to secure such efficiencies could result in resource depletion, scarcity and further environmental degradation. The ability to meet the needs of society in a sustainable way is key for manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherInstitution of Engineering & Technology
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic) 2056-4007
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • resource efficiency

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