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An e-learning platform to support environmental compliance – part I: needs analysis and design
Current and emerging environmental legislation is driving organisations to become environmentally compliant thereby leading to improved environmental performance and reduced costs, time to market, regulatory concerns and ...
Development of a strategy tool for environmental compliance management
The EU environmental legislation restricts the use of certain substances in products and, in addition, sets targets for recovery of products reaching end-of-life(EOL). Little support is provided to producers on how to ...
The issue of waste in European manufacturing SMEs
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) cumulatively cause 64% of total industrial pollution, and contribute approximately 60-70% of the total industrial waste in the EU. However, only 24% of SMEs in the EU are currently acting ...
Innovative management models: from scientific management to product-service systems
This paper seeks to explore innovative management models, in particular the journey these models have evolved over the years, from scientific management to product-service systems.
Environmental analysis of the use of poultry manure as fuel for combustion on broiler farms: a case study.
Fluidised Bed Combustion (FBC) technology is not new. It has been used in power plants for the last three decades and is considered very efficient for biomass combustion. The novelty of the FBC application in BHSL’s case ...
Analytical hierarchy process (AHP) in decision-making for end-of-life of products
The proposed EU Waste from Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive sets targets for the reuse and recycling of EEE reaching end-of-life (EOL). How a producer determines which is the best strategy for his/her ...
TraPSS methodology – a smart solution for manufacturing SMEs
Manufacturing SMEs are under high pressure coming from the market and from environmental legislation. They need the ability to rapidly and effectively change the business in response to opportunities and threats from the ...
Business sustainability framework for European manufacturing SMEs
SMEs find it difficult to deal with environmental issues due mainly to their limited resources in terms of money, people and time. Our research also identified other barriers to engaging SMEs in environmental improvement ...
Sustainable manufacturing of composite pallet blocks using waste wood and tyre-derived materials
An innovative technology is proposed by the Tyre/Wood Block LIFE project for manufacturing of compressed pallet blocks by introducing materials other than virgin timber into the compound: contaminated waste wood and waste ...
Products end-of-life scenario modelling using linear algebra
There are several options at the end-of-life (EOL) of a product: reuse/part reclamation, remanufacturing, recycling, incineration (with or without energy recovery) or disposal to landfill. Each option has an economic, an ...