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Meeting 2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Design and Manufacturing Approaches for the Next Generation of Sustainable Materials: The 2021 Student-led Symposium (Invited Abstracts Only)
Presentation Title Creating new green jobs starts at the product design stage
Author(s) Justine Burt
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Justine Burt
Abstract Scope Switching to a circular economy in which consumer products and packaging last longer and can be upcycled into new products will require designing them differently up front. The environmental impact of products and packaging over their lifetime is determined during the design phase. Reducing environmental impact by applying design criteria such as: o durability o reusability o repairability o upgradability o recycled content o regional materials will help society transition to a circular economy that can bounce back from future pandemics and natural disasters. Pushing back against planned obsolescence and extending the life of electronics, appliances, clothing, and packaging will expand green jobs available in reverse logistics, repair, and recycling. This presentation will provide case studies about the kinds of work green design enables for: o Reusable transportation packaging o Repair cafes o Electronics recycling o Thrift store donation upcycling o Fishing net reclamation and recycling o Building deconstruction
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned:


Additive Manufacturing of High Temperature Materials: New Alloys and Sustainability Considerations
Challenges in optimizing structural metamaterials
Creating new green jobs starts at the product design stage
Genomic Computational Design: Materials for Sustainability
III-V photovoltaic substrate reuse and recycle strategies for reduced cost and improved materials utilization
Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Research at the ReCell Center
Materials Innovations Towards Decarbonization of Industrial Processes
Microstructural Development and Powder Feedstock Recyclability in Additive Manufacturing by Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Reducing CO2 Emissions Through Improvements in the Materials Science of Fossil Fuels
Research requirements for sustainable materials
Research with a Sustainable Materials Science and Engineering Approach
Shaping a Sustainable World Together – Delivering Novelis’ Commitment to Sustainability
Stepwise approach to improving lead furnace operation through pilot scale studies and computational modeling
Using rapid alloy prototyping to investigate the effects of increased levels of residual elements from recycled scrap on DP800 steel

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