Jan 29, 2013 Environmental Protection
In order to make manufacturing a sustainable process, companies must green their supply chains by sustainably sourcing materials, reducing the carbon footprint of factories and transportation, and properly disposing of old products.
When you pick up your smartphone or turn on your TV, you probably don’t think about the parts and labor it took to create the device. Yet everything we consume today, from printers to purses, has a supply chain behind it. Plastic casings come from fossil fuels, silicone microchips from sand, and copper wires that started in mines, are a few examples. http://eponline.com/articles/2013/01/29/e-waste-and-the-supply-chain.aspx