There are additional sustainability benefits with high potential in the production sector. How do we decrease emissions and effluents in production? How can we achieve sustainable process design? How will clean energy technologies be manufactured? How do we measure and quantify embodied energy (how do existing methods fall short and how do we align internationally)? How can we enable cost-effective and efficient collection and reprocessing of wastes? What are technologies and strategies for managing mixed materials. How can trace, tramp, and other unwanted contaminants be removed from secondary streams? What are opportunities for direct use of end of life products to make new products with minimal or no reprocessing? How to reach near zero waste production?
Other REWAS 2019 Symposia include:
- Disruptive Material Manufacturing- Scaling and Systems Challenges
- Secondary and Byproduct Sources of Materials and Minerals
- Cast Shop Recycling Technologies
- Education and Workforce Development