Processing and the Environment — Lesson 3

Material processing inherently has an impact on our planet as we extract our raw materials from the earth. But the material life cycle of a product impacts the environment at all steps.
With our material usage continually on the rise, we must be aware of these impacts and strategies to mitigate them. This lesson explores the material life cycle of a product, its environmental impacts, and possible ways to address these impacts. Use the guided student note sheet here to follow along with this lesson.

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Ansys Granta EduPack 2021R2
Francis, L. F. (2015). Materials processing: a unified approach to processing of metals, ceramics and polymers. Academic Press.
Ashby, M. F., Shercliff, H., & Cebon, D. (2018). Materials: engineering, science, processing and design. Butterworth-Heinemann.
Ansys Granta EduPack 2021R1, Lecture Unit 12: Eco design and the Eco Audit tool