The world is on track to consume four Earths’ worth of resources by 2050 and emissions must be cut nearly in half by 2030 to safeguard the planet from the additional threat of climate change. In this series, we address some of the ways that businesses can reduce their environmental impact, be that by looking more closely at the supply chain, their own facility, or at the products that they produce.
We all know that plastic is negatively impacting the planet, but do we know the extent of the problem? According to a study by Sciences Advances, of the 8.3 billion metric tons of produced plastic, 6.3 billion has become plastic waste and only nine per cent has been recycled. Industries must now think more about how they can reduce their contribution to the issue, particularly in manufacturing.
People are doing what they can to help the environment. However, creating an impact takes more than installing a solar panel or swapping to energy efficient lightbulbs. Manufacturers should consider how making small, impactful changes in their facility can actually make a difference in the environment.
Reducing The Environmental Impact Of A Manufacturing Facility
Where do your products come from? Sometimes we only consider how far a product travelled from the warehouse to our front door. However, the journey from raw material to production, storage and delivery can cover several countries and continents, increasing carbon emissions and causing environmental issues.
Reducing The Environmental Impact Of The Supply Chain
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