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Profitable Sustainability Wins that You Can Achieve in 2017

As sustainability professionals, we are all looking for organisational actions that deliver sustainability benefits AND profit improvements within the year (let’s call them Sustainable Wins). Four often-overlooked actions are suggested below and the conversation continues at the Twitter hashtag #SustainableWins. … Continue reading

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NMR part of an ‘Economy that Works’

The Next Manufacturing Revolution and New Industrial Model reports have been cited in the Aldersgate Group’s December 2014 publication An Economy that Works. You can read this report at An Economy that Works.

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Remanufacturing Triple Win Report Released

The UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing and Sustainable Resource Groups yesterday released a new report presenting the economic, social and environmental potential of remanufacturing and recommending a range of government support measures. Drawing on evidence including the Next Manufacturing Revolution and … Continue reading

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Remanufactured office furniture offers savings and insights

The Next Manufacturing Revolution identified remanufacturing as a £5B p.a. opportunity for UK manufacturers, which could create 300,000 new skilled jobs. Office furniture was identified as having a particularly low remanufacturing rate of just 1%. To demonstrate the value of … Continue reading

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Video: Latest developments and untapped opportunities in resource efficiency

At the recent EPSRC Industrial Sustainability conference, Greg Lavery of Lavery/Pennell and Professor Steve Evans from the University of Cambridge spoke on recent developments and emerging themes in the field of non-labour resource efficiency. This included an examination on the … Continue reading

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New Resource Efficiency Tool: Collaborative Treasure Hunts

You too can benefit from a GE-style Treasure Hunt for energy savings. GE has used Treasure Hunts to identify over a hundred millions dollars of operating cost savings through energy reduction. They bring experts from different plants and outside of … Continue reading

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Video: Resource efficiency at Toyota and Nestle

This video shows the latest from Toyota Motor Europe and Nestle UK and Ireland on their resource efficiency activities and how they have been so successful. Steve Hope, General Manager, Environmental Affairs and Corporate Citizenship from Toyota Motor Europe talks about … Continue reading

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23 Oct Food and Beverage Resource Efficiency Event

Earlier this year the Next Manufacturing Revolution examined the barriers to non-labour resource efficiency in the UK Food and Beverage sector. Participants included industry, government, subject matter experts, academia and NGOs. The study, which includes a vision for 2023, can … Continue reading

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NMR Commended in 2degrees Champions Awards

We are delighted that the Next Manufacturing Revolution was commended at last night’s Sustainability Champions Awards in the external communications campaign category. “This recognises the work of all of those who contributed to the ground-breaking Next Manufacturing Revolution resource efficiency … Continue reading

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Video: How Nestlé reduced its energy use by 36% per tonne of product

This video explains the £1.9B p.a. energy saving opportunity available to UK manufacturers and how Nestlé has made substantial energy efficiency improvements. Despite ongoing improvements in energy use, the Next Manufacturing Revolution study* identified Energy Efficiency as a major opportunity … Continue reading

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