Manufacturing sector

The manufacturing sector presents many opportunities for sustainable business where product lifecycles can be transformed to cut waste, harmful chemicals and carbon emissions, as well as promoting fair work practices.

Much of this website contains relevant information to the manufacturing sector but here are a few handpicked resources.

The Queensland Government and the University of Queensland have produced a website and toolkit, Eco-efficiency for Queensland Manufacturers: pathway to sustainability. The website includes a step-by-step approach and a series of fact sheets.

For a summary on sustainable manufacturing visit the Queensland Government’s business and industry portal website here.

For a toolkit on eco-efficiency in the food manufacturing industry visit this Queensland Government website.

The University of Massachusetts, Lowell Centre for Sustainable Production provides an overview of sustainable production including a two page framework document (including key criteria / checklists) available here.