Sustainability is an increasingly relevant issue for a wide range of organizations, and therefore sustainability management strategies and practices are of growing significance. Because many sustainability impacts are strongly influenced by operations management decisions it is critical that the operations management function embraces the requirements of… (More)
A life cycle assessment was carried out to assess a selection of the factors influencing the environmental impacts and benefits of incinerating the fraction of municipal waste remaining after source-separation for reuse, recycling, composting or anaerobic digestion. The factors investigated were the extent of any metal and aggregate recovery from the bottom… (More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs The use of virtual reality technology in teaching environmental engineering Journal Article How to cite: Burnley, Stephen J (2007). The use of virtual reality technology in teaching environmental engineering. Engineering Education, 2(2), pp. 2–15.
(2016). The environmental and financial benefits of recovering plastics From residual municipal waste before energy recovery. Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the… (More)
Starting from the year 2010, students of The Open University who enroll on the residential school module Engineering in Action have undertaken a team project focused on end-of-life product design. This highlights the engineer's role in promoting sustainable futures, which is now a feature of all engineering programmes. The team aspect of the project also… (More)