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Cleaner Production

Main Features of Cleaner Production

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By Ling Yuang Chen, author of Cleaner Production Within SMEs



Although it is not possible to totally eliminate the negative environmental impact caused by mass production, you must strive to make it cleaner when compared with traditional processes.

A cleaner production must have one or more features listed below:

  • Using less raw material

  • Using recycled material

  • Using less types of material for the ease of waste recovery

  • Using less packaging material

  • Using renewable energy

  • Using chlorine-free plastics and solvent

  • Using less energy and nature resource (including land, water and biodiversity, etc.)

  • Generating less waste  >>>

  • Having components that can be reused after disposal  >>>

  • Causing less noise and malodor

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