The concept of Circular Economy promotes a restorative approach through regenerative design to concurrently pursue sustained economic growth, environmental protection, and societal wellbeing.
Given manufacturing is the engine of wealth generation in any economy, adopting sustainability practices in manufacturing is imperative to the Circular Economy vision.
Sustainable Manufacturing to promote the Circular Economy is only feasible through a total and multi-lifecycle based approach to closed-loop material flow by adopting the 6Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture.
The 6th International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing will bring together experts from academia, industry and government agencies to discuss opportunities and challenges to Enabling the Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing.
Special features of the event include:
- Invited presentations by experts in Circular Economy and Sustainable Manufacturing
- An Emerging Researcher Showcase with presentations from early-career researchers (expenses covered through a National Science Foundation funded grant)
- A Panel Discussion on "Enabling a Circular Economy through Sustainable Manufacturing"
- A Student Poster Showcase