An analysis of empirical applications of cleaner production in manufacturing on Journal of Cleaner Production

Silvio Fernandes D'Aquino, Flávio de Borba Prá, Michela C.F. Goulart, Lucila M.S. Campos, Paulo Augusto Cauchick Miguel


This article shows the results of a literature analysis of publications in the Journal of Cleaner Production, specifically papers that deal with the implementation of Cleaner Production (CP) in manufacturing. This work employs a systematic literature review considering a descriptive as well as a content analysis. Based on the results, it was found that the CP applied in manufacturing stands out in four main areas: 33% concerns the application of CP concepts, 12% of the areas refer to the application on-site recovery/reuse, 10% are geared technology changes, and 9% were used for better process control. It was also found that China and Australia are the countries with most applications of the concepts and practices of CP, based on the publications. Regarding barriers to implement CP, a wide range of factors that influence the application of CP in manufacturing was observed, which are economic, organizational, behavioral, technical and government.

Keywords: Cleaner Production, manufacturing, literature review.

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