Best practice report: Green Supply Chain Management

July 18, 2014 by BPIR.com Limited

Words of Wisdom & Quick Facts

“Sustainability is about ecology, economy, and equity.”
Ralph Bicknese

Recycling an aluminium can uses less than 5 per cent of the energy used to make the original product.
EPA

Recycling steel and tin cans saves between 60-74 per cent of the energy used to produce them from raw materials.
EPA

Producing new plastic from recycled material uses only two-thirds of the energy required to manufacture it from raw materials.
EPA

“Green supply chain management is driving the truck the opposite way – from trash to cash.”
Anonymous

Producing recycled paper uses up to 70 per cent less energy than virgin paper (as well as using far less water).
Global Action Plan

Producing an A4 sheet of paper requires 10 litres of water.

World Wildlife Fund

“The best supply chains aren’t just fast and cost-effective. They are also agile and adaptable, and they ensure that all their companies’ interests stay aligned.”
Hau L. Lee

“Since the middle of the 20th century, humankind has consumed more natural resources than in all previous human history.”
Margaret Beckett

“Manufacturers have long chosen plastic for their products on the basis of price and functionality; but creating a more sustainable relationship with plastics will require a new dexterity on our part. It will require us to think about the entire life cycle of the products we create and use.”
Susan Freinkel,

“With all waste, someone somewhere pays for it.”
Anonymous

“A product which is unceremoniously wasted to landfill at end of life surely can’t be considered good design!”

Neil Tierney

“Business and the environment: Who Cares, Wins.”
Anonymous

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