Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

Are you thinking of entering the SDC International Design Competition 2017? The theme for 2017 is ‘design for a circular economy’. As always, the focus is on colour and its use in the design process, and you will need to analyse and justify the resources used. This includes the dyes, chemicals, materials and processes used to commercially produce your product within a circular economy.

One of the key concepts you’ll need to consider is ‘Reduce, Recycle, Reuse.’ In this blog we take a look at what this means. 

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‘Zero Discharge’ – Let’s zero in on the opportunity

Yogesh Gaikwad, SDC’s Business Manager, ASEAN Region, takes a look at the challenges and opportunities around ‘zero discharge’.

Where is the dyeing and processing industry heading? Are we going to be ‘eco- friendly’ or ‘economy friendly’? Only time shall establish it. Recently the Environment Ministry has proposed effluent norms which the Textile Ministry of India has most certainly termed ‘stringent’ and raised concerns and issues associated with its implementation. (PTI 31st Dec 2015). The proposal is to mandate all textile units to reduce their effluent discharge to zero. How big is the challenge? Is it impossible? Well this surely requires deliberations among the key players of the small, medium and large wet processing industries. At the same time it provides an excellent opportunity to execute projects that deliver ‘zero discharge’.

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