SOURCE: Manufacturing Digital

Manufacturing Digital

April 23, 2012 13:06 ET

An Eco-Friendly Edition Presented in April's Manufacturing Digital

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - There is a strong eco-friendly theme running through Manufacturing Digital this month in recognition of the issues growing importance and influence on all of our lives.

Every year the global aviation and automotive industries increase their contribution to man-made CO2 emissions on an alarming scale. With neither industry looking to slow down in the coming years, Manufacturing Digital looks at how each is seeking alternatives to oil-based fuels and admires the most practical and innovative eco-friendly cars unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

Elsewhere experts Brian Smithers and David Crowfoot look at the ramifications of the UK's impending 'Green Deal' for the green energy industry and consider how the application of lean thinking can reduce a business's energy spend.

Following the unveiling of 'Wikicells', we also explore the use of edible packaging as a practical solution to combat the huge amount of food packaging produced by households and businesses every year.

Environmental initiatives aside, Chairman of the Midlands Assembly Network, Gerry Dunne, reveals how being part of this innovative manufacturers syndicate is leading to significant rewards, and Gary Wyles, Director of Festo Training and Consulting, reflects on how the economic recession has had some positive impact by allowing manufacturing companies to judge how they can operate more efficiently.

Rounding up this month's issue we pose the question; how can the current employee infrastructure of the global manufacturing industry attract and retain the next-generation of engineers and innovators?

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About Manufacturing Digital

Manufacturing Digital is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and up-to-date news in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing Digital is the industry-dedicated arm of the WDM Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, WDM Group retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, mobile apps, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

Manufacturing Digital is headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in Boston, Toronto, Mumbai, and Norwich, England. For more information, contact 1-760-827-7800 or visit

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