Sustainable Production and Consumption

The course aims at providing knowledge on the basic concepts and methods of sustainable production and consumption. Adopting a life cycle thinking approach, the course introduces and provides a research based approach on basic methods dedicated to tackle environmental sustainability challenges in industrial production and bio-production systems, as well, and address eco-efficiency requirements throughout the product chain, i.e., from extraction of natural resources, design, manufacturing, distribution, use, collection, and reuse - recycling – recovery. Eco-design, eco-labelling, carbon footprint, life cycle assessment, and burden shifting, are some of the topics given special attention in the particular course. Emphasis is placed on providing realistic examples, in a hands-on training manner, for a range of production systems including, manufacturing, food supply chains, energy generation, etc.