Green Manufacturing in Yakult

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Green manufacturing is a manufacturing measure that produces minimal waste and pollution. This is done through product and process design. With modifications to the production or manufacturing process of an organization, the entire process will release lesser toxic waste or use lesser energy. Green manufacturing addresses process redundancy, ergonomics, and cost implications due to faulty methods of producing goods (Balan, 2008). A good example of faulty methods of producing goods would be the mining of gold. The mining of gold involves the release of mercury from waste rock when it is exposed to normal temperatures because the evaporation point for mercury is a lot lower than normal metals (Engle MA, Gustin MS, Zhang H, 2001) Once in the atmosphere, it can be deposited in soils and waters, hence causing harm to the environment or the people who would later drink from the water. The Clinton White House defined green manufacturing as a process that reduces human and ecological tasks, enhances, cost effectiveness, improves process efficiency, and creates products and processes that are environmental friendly and benign (President, 1995). Having this stated, green manufacturing is a process that improves productivity, competitiveness, and profitability.
The benefits of having a green manufacturing process in an organization’s production are immeasurable. While it may be tough and expensive to implement a greener technology in a production, green technology would nevertheless save a lot of money for an organization. A good example of this would be the production of compact fluorescent lamp where it produces the same amount of visible light as an incandescent light bulb, it uses lesser energy while having a longer life time. This cost saving benefit has been taken by organizations to redesign their production process. Indeed, those organizations…...

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