Trends Report

Embrace The Circular Economy To Make Manufacturing More Sustainable

Smart Manufacturing Technologies Are Key To Unlocking The Circular Economy

June 28th, 2024
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Summary

The manufacturing sector consumes valuable natural resources and emits harmful gases and other waste products. By embracing the circular economy’s concepts of reduce, reuse, repair, refurbish and recycle, business and technology leaders in manufacturing can reduce their dependence on finite natural resources, cut waste, and unlock new business opportunities. This report introduces key circular economy concepts, points to early examples of success, and highlights the role of digital technologies in supporting manufacturers’ circularity ambitions.

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