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Sustainable manufacturing

Overview

Anyone who’s ever covered a wall with sticky notes to clearly map all of the steps in a process knows how valuable that exercise can be. It can streamline workflows, increase efficiency, and improve the overall quality of the end result. That’s also true for sustainable manufacturing, thanks to an innovative international standard created by a public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The standard helps manufacturers “map” the critically important environmental aspects of their processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s life cycle low-cost and efficient. Learn more about sustainable manufacturing standards related to ASTM.

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News

Donated clothes in see-through plastic bags are piled up

Your Clothes Can Have an Afterlife

The three categories of standards (Management, Goal Setting, and Measurement) related to SASB discussed in Escoto et al. (2022).

Becoming sustainable can be good for business too

texas environmental excellence awards

University of Texas at Arlington – TMAC Wins the 2020 TEEA Pollution Prevention Award