Raw Material Management as a First Step Towards Sustainability
The recent discussion about a Sustainable Development forced researchers and production managers to rethink this problem and to search for solutions. As a key finding, one can say that the effective use of materials together with the choice of renewable raw materials is a serious step towards Sustainability. ECO-Efficiency turned out to be one of the keywords in the projects. Eco — meaning economy and ecology — and efficiency in the meaning of conversion of as much of the raw materials into products as possible provide both: environmental and economical advantages.
This chapter in the book “Economic and Cleaner Production for Performance” should work out the technology of finding weak points in a production process and how to evaluate the economical results of modifications. Case studies underline the theories..
KeywordsHeat Pump Input Material Clean Production Waste Water Treatment Plant Waste Minimisation
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