Manufactured Goods and Consumables
The impacts of the industrial system stem from two main factors: the scale of production (and consumption) and production processes themselves. This system encompasses a huge range of products and materials, such as steel (and other metals), paper and cardboard, chemicals, textiles, and plastics—driving land-system change and approximately one-third of global GHG emissions.
Eschew fast fashion for sustainable textiles. Prioritise natural and local textile manufacturing, as well as higher quality and more durable garments. On top of that, all used clothing should be reused or recycled.
Buy what you need. Shift to responsible buying with the support of circular policies, such as a raw material tax, and service-based business models like sharing or pay-per-use.
Extend the lifetime of machinery, equipment and goods. Circular business models, material substitution, or regulations over the minimum guarantee of products can lessen the costs of repairing, remanufacturing, upgrading and reusing goods.
Mainstream industrial symbiosis and efficiency. This will improve processes, divert scraps and reduce yield losses. Tighter collaboration within and between industries can save significant amounts of material and emissions.
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