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Going green with BCT

by Community Manager Community Manager on ‎06-02-2008 11:23 AM

"Be the change you want to see in the world"

Mahatma Gandhi

An interesting and brief presentation this morning by Juergen Hilleman the CEO of  BCT.  He made some quick points about climate change and bio-diversity and then made the point that PLM is going to be a key for manufacturers to address environmental challenges. 

Here are a few points he made that I think we'll hear from a variety of presentations all week:

  • Avoid physical validation
  • Commonization and reuse are critical
  • Design recovery value into the products at the outset

I'm interested in hearing more about designing recovery into products.  PLM is the solution to managing the BOM of products, staying in compliance and having an effective end of life strategy for manufactured goods.  The days of piles of obsolete cell phones going to a landfill are going to be over and PLM is how manufacturers will manage this process.

There's going to be a lot more coming this week.  And I'll be paying careful attention to presenters mentioning "green" product and manufacturing strategies.

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on ‎06-03-2008 05:45 PM

I think going green is something that everyone can agree is a step in the right direction toward building a better community, and laying down the foundations for which future generations can successfully thrive in a healthier environment. Plus, I think many businesses will benefit from going green, not only building a more acceptable public persona, but in the long run it really helps companies save money and be a positive contributor to the world we live in.



Another thing I want to talk about is bioheat, it’s just one small measure that people can take in order to start living a greener lifestyle.



Has anyone ever heard of it, or has switched to it? I want to start taking initiative in turning my home into a greener household, one way I have started is by switching out all my lightbulbs in my home to energy efficient lightbulbs. And I am also seriously considering switching over to bioheat as an alternative to regular oilheat. The thing that I love the most about it is that it’s completely clean burning, and is comprised of a b5 blend of oils which are derived from natural plant and vegetable sustainable resources such as corn, hemp, and avocados just to name a few. If you all want more information on how bioheat works, just go on to http://oilheatamerica.com/index.mv?screen=bioheat I work with NORA to bring this info to you all!