John Corliss shares his 40+ years of experience applying Industrial and Systems Engineering tools and problem-solving methods to the public sector. This focus on government and public sector is often overlooked for new graduates orRead more
Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.
Sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others.
It also requires a systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain, from producer to final consumer. It involves engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing consumers with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.
Fast fashion is a term used to describe the modern fashion industry marked by high volume of production and low margin, fast-paced, cheap and disposable items. According to the United Nations, it contributes to tenRead more
New technology can help reduce greenhouse emissions from manufacturing In 2019, we noted several important events related to climate change. In both the United Nations’ leaders meeting in September and the G7 meeting in FranceRead more
Purdue University graduate Lauren Neder moved to Haiti to help navigate cultural and logistical challenges at Imagine Missions school, and help establish multiple programs to address sustainability in the island nation. Her background in IndustrialRead more
The hospitality sector is facing pressure to increase its cost-effectiveness while maintaining a high environmental standard. Researchers from Abu Dhabi University focus on material management and develop a cost-based optimization model for high quality, sustainable material management.Read more
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically Nigeria, rely heavily on fossil fuels for both export earnings and citizens’ incomes. In recent years, Nigeria has been investing in renewable energy and resources to make use of theRead more
Over the years, recycling has allowed for a 186 million metric ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers looks to further that reduction by integrating concrete into the recycling process. As the construction market continuesRead more
Energy used for building climate control makes up over half of all energy usage in the residential and commercial sector. In order to lower this consumption, researchers at Nanyang Technological University developed a way toRead more
Wind farm placement is vital for the future development and success of the wind energy industry. As this source of energy becomes increasingly relevant, so does the need for comprehensive data regarding their geographical placement.Read more
This study characterizes Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation and its physical components and trends in the state of Michigan, in the United States. It also attempts to forecast the in-state generated MSW flow into landfillsRead more