textile industry sustainability report

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  • 1. WORLD OF TEXTILES S.A.D.T.P Kaushalya EN14535468 CE 191 Assesment 1 component 2 07/03/2014

2. INTRODUCTION This report is intended to be valuable for the study of Raw materials and processing Energy Water requirements Major environmental impacts Waste Management Developing a more sustainable future for the textile industry 3. IMPORTANCE Clothes truly a basic human need , getting cheaper, they follow fashion more rapidly and were buying more and more The Textile industry occupies a prominent position in Sri Lankas industrial structure. It is considered as Sri Lankas number one foreign exchange earner.. Minimizing environmental hazards while using the resources efficiently, sustainable manufacturing has became vital to cope with the increasing demand. 4. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1990 1995 2001 2005 synthetic cotton natural Textile industry is one of the most complicated industrial chains of manufacturing industry. It involves actors from agricultural, chemical, retail, service sector, waste treatments etc. RAW MATERIALS World Demand 5. SUSTAINABILITY ??? Sustainable development is an organizing principle for human life on a finite planet. It posits a desirable future state for human societies in which living conditions and resource-use meet human needs without undermining the sustainability of natural systems and the environment, so that future generations may also have their needs met. Simply its Environmental friendly Materials 6. MANUFACTURING Most of the time in textile industry, Dyeing and finishing processes use lots of CHEMICALS Chemical dyes Resins to make fabrics Softeners to improve the feel So careful handling is vital 7. PROPER DISPOSAL Since the industrial effluents are vulnerable to environment proper disposal should be vital Industry experts should take their maximum effort to recycle the byproducts and waste or either treat it before exposing to Environment 8. Most of the time Textile Industry depends on energy taken out from fossil fuels. It contribute to the green house effect by enhancing the amount of CO2 release. RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY Production methods need to be improved to consume less power Also companies should start using alternative power sources. Like solar and wind 9. FUTURE TECHNOLOGY For the upliftment of the industry and for a greener world technology can also play a major role. Advancements in Nano technology can be used to replace general raw materials into an more chemically advanced and reliable ones. Robotic technology can be used for an efficient working environment with less wastage of resources. 10. 4R CONCEPT 4R concept is one of the best concepts which can be applied into textile industry for a sustainable future 11. Wikipedia www.Sustainableproductions.com Textile world REFERENCES