Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain, Second Edition, is a fully updated, practical guide on how to identify and respond to environmental challenges across the supply chain. This new edition features updates to important data on environmental impacts and their measurements, the sustainable use of water and electricity, and new legislation, standards and schemes. Chapters provide an introduction to the textile supply chain and an overview of the methods used to measure environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy footprints, and a lifecycle assessment (LCA) on environmental impacts.
This book will be a standard reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science.
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1. Introduction to sustainability and the textile supply chain and its environmental impact 2. Ways of measuring the environmental impact of textile processing: an overview 3. Textile processing and greenhouse gas emissions: Methods for calculating the product carbon footprint of textile products 4. Calculating the water and energy footprints of textile products 5. Textile processing and resource depletion: calculating the ecological footprint of textile products 6. Estimating the overall environmental impact of textile processing: life cycle assessment of textile products 7. Life cycle assessment and product carbon footprint modelling of textile products 8. End-of-life management of textile products 9. Measuring the environmental impact of textiles in practice: calculating the product carbon footprint and life cycle assessment of particular textile products 10. Assessing the environmental impact of textiles: summary and conclusions
Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu is the Director & Head of Sustainability for SgT & API (Hong Kong), and a Director of the Textile and Bioengineering Informatics Society (TBIS), a charity created to develop and promote the bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles. Well-known for his contributions in the field, his extensive academic and industrial experience has led to over 85 books and more than 100 research publications.