Production in a sustainable economy
Production is still the main source of emissions that harm the environment and cause climate change.
At present, most production processes are based on the use of non-renewable resources for materials and energy. Although many successes have been achieved since the beginning of cleaner production activities, much remains to be done. In addition to increasing resource and energy efficiency with the associated reduction of emissions and waste, the use of renewable materials and in particular the reuse and recycling of materials already in the economic cycle is the focus of a closed-cycle/zero waste strategy.
Sustainability assessment of products must have an increasing effect on the design of products and the production process.
This section contains with the following single topics:
- Food (agriculture, production, distribution/logistics, …)
- Consumer Goods
- Buildings and movables
- Ecodesign – ecological product design