Topics on sustainable manufacturing, use, environmentally friendly treatment and resource recovery are currently very important issues for governments and industries worldwide. Environmental regulations for technical products currently focus on recycling ratios and prohibition of toxic materials. The concept of creating more use-productivity with less resource consumption has considerable potential to a sustainable society. Hence, the objective of this paper is to identify a research and development plan for sustainable manufacturing focusing on enhancing use-productivity. Core research fields are identified, and finally their technology road maps are developed.
Keywords: sustainable manufacturing, use-productivity, sustainability, resource recovery, environmental regulations, recycling, toxic materials, product use, productivity