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How do we measure sustainability?

01 August 2017

Cartoon windmills.

Sustainable materials management (SMM) looks across all the various life-cycle aspects of materials, packaging, and products, from extraction to disposal.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Technological products Use this and other examples to discuss examples of evaluation procedures undertaken
to determine the suitability of new materials and explain the underpinning concepts and processes involved in particular evaluations
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Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to discuss the implications of viewing fi tness for
purpose in its broadest sense on the manufacture
of technological outcomes
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Keywords: fitness for purpose in its broadest sense, plastics, sustainability, characteristics of technological outcomes, technological products

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