Insights on the Circular Economy in Singapore

October 22, 2014 by  
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Circular - 1 Our current linear production and consumption model of “take, make and dispose” is not sustainable. We no longer can afford to use more limited resources and create more waste. We have to change, and the alternative model that is fast gaining traction is the circular economy.

Driven by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and building upon concepts such as Cradle to Cradle, Industrial Ecology and Biomimicry, the circular economy is likely to be the next big sustainability trend. Read more

Green Manufacturing Technologies and Products at the Sustainable Manufacturing Centre in Singapore

March 21, 2011 by  
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The Sustainable Manufacturing Centre (SMC) is an industry innovation centre under the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

SMC was set up to help the manufacturing industry develop and implement innovative sustainable manufacturing technologies that reduce emissions, waste and toxicity. SMC currently offers research and core capabilities in:

  • Sustainability assessment tools and techniques
  • Carbon measurement and reduction strategies
  • Eco-design of sustainable products
  • Processing and application of sustainable materials
  • Knowledge and technologies for resource efficient manufacturing
  • Resource recovery and recycling from manufacturing waste
  • Remanufacturing
  • Sustainable packaging
  • Green supply chain management

If your company is looking for sustainable manufacturing solutions and technologies, or is interested to find out the environmental life cycle impact and carbon footprint of your products, do visit and contact the Sustainable Manufacturing Centre. Read more