Sustainable manufacturing is the processing of resources into products with minimal negative environmental impact. Products are manufactured through processes that prevent ghg’s, conserve energy and natural resources, and that are non-hazardous to employees and consumers.
Manufacturers can save on materials and labor by designing multiple lifecycles into their products — thus enabling remanufacturing, or the rebuilding of original products using a combination of reused or recycled parts.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Danone and Nestlé have recently taken steps to use more recycled and biobased plastic in their bottles and packaging. But according to a Greenpeace UK survey, the top global soft drink brands aren’t doing enough.