No doubt, by now, you’ve seen the big push that many major businesses (like McDonald’s) are making to reach lofty sustainability goals. This can create a lot of pressure for those in the supply chain to keep up.

But rather than seeing environmental sustainability as a nuisance, it could be an opportunity to save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and modernize your business — all while leaving the planet in better shape for the next generation.

Here’s the thing about your carbon footprint, though: 

Carbon emissions are only part of manufacturing sustainability. Extraction and production of metals to make new manufacturing parts account for a large portion of each product’s carbon footprint.

According to sustainability site Treehugger, much of the carbon emission of electronics can be traced to the manufacturing of storage devices, semiconductor, and PCB components, which can be found in many pieces of electrical and electronic industrial equipment.

In the infographic below, we’ll discuss a few simple ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint and help your facility become more “green.”

To read their full article of “Going Green with Obsolete Equipment for Manufacturers” check out Control Engineering here

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