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
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.
IISE Los Angeles Chapter members met recently at the Los Angeles Work Center for AbilityFirst to begin a project to improve the efficiency of the Business Services Division. This Division is where adults with physicalRead more
Millions of Americans find themselves in a situation where they do not have the means to provide themselves or their families with proper nutrition on a daily basis. While there are a number of governmentRead more
The lean approach of “Go and See” has allowed many companies to make great strides in process improvement, by encouraging leaders and engineers to walk out to the work area to solve problems. The sameRead more
Description The best approach to drive sustainability into your company is to incorporate it seamlessly into your existing continuous improvement program, but it won’t happen automatically without some key tips. Learn how to explain sustainabilityRead more
Description IEs are commonly driven to use their skills for more than their 9-5 work. A great opportunity exists in the non-profit sector as these organizations struggle with inefficiencies and growth. Yet connecting with suchRead more
Description This presentation covers the idea behind the growing application of Zero Waste events, benchmarking these events across university and industry. The rest of the presentation will focus on the implementation of the Zero WasteRead more
Abstract Challenging economic conditions facing the world today have put serious financial stress on organizations. Our research indicates that companies receiving finalist designations in the Shingo Prize competition (the top recognition of operations excellence) wereRead more
Abstract In today’s manufacturing climate, producers are paying increasing attention to the need for product recovery activities. Product recovery, including recycling, reuse, refurbishing or restocking, is becoming crucial for manufacturing product supply chains in aRead more
Description This presentation will explore this issue and determine if sustainability-focused companies tend to be more vertically integrated regardless of industry. There are several reasons why companies may prefer to purchase a product or serviceRead more