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What is industry 4.0 and how can it affect your job?

What is industry 4.0 and how can it affect your job?

Who’s afraid of the industry 4.0? In many circles, the arrival of a fourth industrial revolution causes goosebumps. For those worried, what’s most scary is unemployment. Many fear that, with the [...]

Brazil performs well in plastic waste collection, but poor recycling

Brazil performs well in plastic collection, but poor recycling

International NPO WWF published the report Solving Plastic Pollution: Transparency and Accountability, which states the “urgency of a global treaty to hold back plastic pollution.” According to [...]

How are metals obtained from nature?

How are metals obtained from nature?

In all of our homes, cars, computers or mobile devices, there are minerals extracted from nature. The industrial activity involves huge numbers in the whole spectrum: volume of materials, [...]

Davi Bomtempo: “circular economy will affect business worldwide”

Davi Bomtempo: “circular economy will affect business worldwide”

In Brazil, the weight of the industry in the GDP (2017) was 11.8%.  This sector bears around 22% of the Brazilian workforce. Considering how crucial the industry is for the development of the [...]

What is design for assembly and design for disassembly

What is design for assembly and design for disassembly

When a new product is developed, a set of actions could make the journey throughout the chain more or less sustainable. An important part of these actions must happen in the design phase of the [...]

Global alliance to invest US$ 1.5 bi to combat plastic pollution

Global alliance to invest US$ 1.5 bi to combat plastic pollution

About 30 companies in the plastic value chain worldwide signed an unprecedented alliance to combat plastic pollution. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), of which Brazilian petrochemical [...]

How sustainability integrates to automobile industry

How sustainability integrates to automobile industry

Development strategies for product and car parts improve production in the sector while environmental certificates and quality control safeguard nature

“When you think about product disposal, that’s design”, says professor

“When you think about product disposal, that’s design”, says professor

For Marcelo Silva Oliveira, coordinator of the design course at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, sustainable design begins with conceiving a new product, and is present throughout the life of [...]