Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme

Environmental Impact of Exports

Factsheet for Bangladesh: The role of exports in manufacturing pollution

Factsheet for Bangladesh: The role of exports in manufacturing pollution A lifecycle analysis of selected manufacturing exports from Bangladesh reveals various effects on the environmental and human health. The analysis shows the importance of the textile sector in all the impact categories, considering the cradle-to-gate and the gate-to-gate system boundary. The textile industry has been …

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Factsheet for Kenya: The role of exports in manufacturing pollution

Factsheet for Kenya: The role of exports in manufacturing pollution This factsheet represents a summary of a lifecycle analysis of selected Kenyan manufacturing exports. It reveals various effects on environmental and human health and shows the importance of the “Food & Beverages” sector, especially when considering the cradle-to-gate system boundary. In terms of products, processes, …

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Factsheet for the United Republic of Tanzania: The role of exports in manufacturing pollution

Factsheet for the United Republic of Tanzania: The role of exports in manufacturing pollution This factsheet represents a summary of a lifecycle analysis of selected Tanzanian manufacturing exports. It reveals various effects on environmental and human health and shows the importance of the “Food & Beverages” sector, especially when considering the cradle-to-gate system boundary. In …

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Complete pineapple waste solutions including decortication for textile production

The Chequered Flag in partnership with Ananas Anam UK Limited and Mananasi Fibre Limited will pilot the decortication of pineapple waste for a) the recovery of fibres that can be used in the textiles value chain; and b) producing organic compost.  Decortication of pineapple fibre is a relatively new technology in the region and success in this pilot will serve as a base to test other organic waste streams where it may be applicable. 

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