Everyone is aware of the dangers of climate change and its impact on Earth’s finale resources, but there is still a need for manufacturing and industrial growth. A recent report claimed that CO2 emissions must be cut in half by 2030- only ten years from now- or the planet will be at risk from additional threats of climate change. Continue reading to learn more about green manufacturing and why it’s essential for a low-carbon future.
Green manufacturing is an emerging industrial trend with a long-term future for sustainability and addresses the environmental challenges the world is facing at a systemic level. In addition to reducing high CO2 emissions, we need to take action now to avoid consuming four Earths’ worth of resources by 2050. Green manufacturing is a good place to start, as it is mainly about changing business and manufacturing practices to mitigate the industrial impact of climate change and various environmental concerns. There are many ways to drive sustainable practices within manufacturing facilities, across the supply chain, and through the customer base.
The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIOT, presents new opportunities for innovations to develop sustainable, eco-friendly materials, decarbonize energy, and more. The results of green manufacturing include reduced use of natural resources and energy, a lower carbon footprint, technology advancements, and the building of a strong foundation for a global circular economy.
New Sustainable Materials
A low-carbon future is necessary, and there is a significant potential for substitute carbon-intensive materials for less carbon-intensive ones. For example, it is possible to use timber or pozzolan-based concert instead of Portland cement, which helps to reduce pollution. It’s also possible to improve materials processing systems, such as green packaging. Wheat straw packaging, for example, can result in a 40% saving in energy and a 90% reduction in water required for production. Companies should also adopt eco-labeling to be transparent with consumers. Schneider Electric Critical Systems uses a Green label and tool for transparency on regulatory compliance, product environmental profiles, and end-of-product-life instructions.
One major benefit of a green manufacturing posture is energy savings. The latest Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) report declares that reaching net zero CO2 emissions by mid-century is very possible, and can be achieved by the decarbonization of power and the electrification of processes. The cost of decarbonization can be notably reduced by constraining demand growth for carbon-intensive transport.
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