Industry & Manufacturing

EcoIntelligence industry and manufacturing articles, speeches, and interviews.This section contains industry and manufacturing articles, reports, interviews, book and anthology excerpts, PowerPoint presentations, and presentation transcripts. Topics include zero waste manufacturing, closed loop production, sustainable manufacturing, green product and packaging design, manufacturing waste management, whistleblower protection and pollution prevention.

The environmental consequences of production are often below the radar in conventional industry and manufacturing practices. Environmental issues arise at every stage, from the extraction of raw materials to the manufacturing process itself and through to a products' end-of-life disposal. To minimize harm to people and the planet, sustainable manufacturing takes the environmental externalities into consideration. Environmental irresponsibility in industry may be brought to light by whistleblowers. It is important to protect whistleblowers to ensure that the environmental impacts of industry and manufacturing are reduced.

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Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, And The Promise Of Green Chemistry. Book excerpt by Elizabeth Grossman. In Chasing Molecules (Buy Here >>) Grossman shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. However, Grossman argues that a new "green" scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design” and that will allow us our creature comforts without the side effects. Book Excerpt >> Buy Here >>

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