oa CSIR Science Scope - Resource efficiency and cleaner production for advanced manufacturing : specialised technical services and support to industry

Volume 6, Issue 2
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With current trends in global economic growth as well as population growth, environmental degradation is on the increase with both waste and pollutants being released faster than the Earth can absorb them, and natural resources being consumed faster than they can be restored. New innovative patterns have emerged to reduce environmental stress and the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA), through its resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) assessment process, recommends clean production technology as a cost-saving option, in addition to other low-cost, no-cost options.

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