Exercise 1: Alternative resources
In this exercise we look at resource inputs and outputs in a furniture manufacturer.
We list inputs to the production process and ask you to think about where alternatives might be available from.
We then list outputs from the production process and ask you to think about where these might be able to be used, instead of being disposed of as waste
Please enter alternative inputs for a furniture manufacturer
Virgin woodsWaste wood
Woodworking equipmentPreviously used equipment
Rags for cleaningUsed clothes, cut into cloths
Please enter alternative uses for output resources from a furniture manufacturer
Wood shavingsBedding, Fuel
Off spec wood partsFuel
Used rags with solventsFuel
Used paint and cansEnergy, Metal
Pallets/cratesPallet recycler, Fuel