publication . Article . 2017

Incorporating lean thinking and life cycle assessment to reduce environmental impacts of plastic injection moulded products

Cheung, Wai Ming; Leong, Jun; Vichare, Parag;
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  • Published: 20 Nov 2017 Journal: Journal of Cleaner Production, volume 167, pages 759-775 (issn: 0959-6526, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract In the last decades, environmental footprint of the product manufacture has emerged as an important public concern, causing manufacturers to re-assess their product's environmental impacts. Responding to global outcry on global warming, world leaders have agreed to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 °C above the temperature in pre-industrial times. As a result, governments and industrial leaders around the world have proposed a roadmap for 80% emissions reduction by 2050. The aim of this work develops a novel approach of linking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Lean manufacturing to reduce the negative environmental impacts of a plastic injecti...
Subjects
free text keywords: Life-cycle assessment, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Carbon footprint, Lean manufacturing, Global warming, Ecological footprint, Global temperature, Manufacturing engineering, Economics, Environmental impact assessment, Natural resource economics, Climate change, H100, H700
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