A Perception on Green Production in Textile Industry for Environmental Sustainability: Detection Strategy With SWOT and AHP Analysis

A Perception on Green Production in Textile Industry for Environmental Sustainability: Detection Strategy With SWOT and AHP Analysis

Ayşenur Erdil (Yalova-Marmara University, Turkey) and Mehtap Erdil (Marmara Istanbul University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7083-7.ch005

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate and determine the most appropriate strategy according to the results of applied methodologies and literature about waste management for the textile sector. In this research, improvement of this concept for textile sector in Turkey has been implemented by using SWOT analysis integrated with AHP framework. Based on this, the most appropriate strategy has been chosen for this industry. According to this destination, SWOT analysis has been applied and alternative strategies have been determined which are based on green production and waste management of textile products for this sector. Then this SWOT matrix has been converted into a hierarchical structure. Thus, AHP model of this application has been formed with this perception via this methodology. Consequently, determination a management strategy within environmentally oriented production for this industry will be provided to contribute the environmental sustainability. Also, this study will be given a point of general view and approach for the importance of green production and consumption.
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Introduction

Industrial Environment such as a content involves usage of a symbol (implied comparison) complement industrial frameworks with essential ecological life (Bouten et al, 2011). Natural ecological life operations interconnect and determine in a method to guarantee the continuation of this structure. So, this frame must support to provide a method to optimize capability so as to alive and sustain from the probable reduction of natural and financial sources (Bcst, 2005).

Possible for green development according to production framework of the system is suitable for the ecological area and goods safety procedures. Although, shortening life cycle of products consume harmful matters for generating inputs need more suitable waste management. For instance, much more amount of electric and electronic disposal, garbage consisted of valued matters like copper and gold extra harmful and dangerous elements were composed and converted.

Some of the significant issues according to this scope are listed as below:

  • Environmental and Social Impacts of Clothing:The ecological influences of apparel along the supply chain of clothing contain these issues:

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      Energy consumption and producing and generating of Greenhouse Gas (GhG) diffusions from the actions of washing-cleaning via the high temperatures“water-heating and drying of”garment;

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      Energy consumption, resource reduction and producing of GhG diffusions-footprints from dealing with fossil fuels with synthetic threads for instance polyester and nylon;

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      Consuming important and essential amount of water, hazardous toxicity, chemicals from ammonium nitrate, fertilizer, using chemical substance and weedkiller, consuming energy and GhG footprints-diffusions depending with fertilizer-potassium nitrate generation and irrigation structures outside of fibre crops (Maxwell, 2008; Defra, 2008; Turkey’s Sustainable Development Report, 2012; OECD, 2001).

  • Sustainable Apparel-Garment: It is defined that Apparel which supports to maximize-increase the positive effects and minimize-decrease the negative impacts of environmental-ecological, social and financial-economic influences towards this supply chain structure and value chain of this frame. Apparel which is sustainable, may not negatively affect householders or the world in this manufacturing-generating, transport, sale, marketing or the end of life cycle time arrangement. In an implementation, providing and supporting this frame is not uninterrupted progressive, includes bargain, arrangement and the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services “between different influences and planned out developments accomplished the types of periods (short-lived, average and lengthy term). Declaring and the activity of conveying information “sustainable” apparel in periods which whole shareholders, particularly customers show a response or a reaction to something is a significant point condition in the schedule (Defra, 2008). By implementing activities in these scopes together for business and customer coming up against shareholders-collaborators can develop the sustainability of garments. This structure provides changing attitudes, habits of consumers to diminish influences of garments buying, repairing and the amount of waste-disposal. Some of them are listed below (Defra, 2008; Turkey’s Sustainable Development Report, 2012; OECD, 2001):

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      Improving and suggesting varieties of the garment which have developed the dimensions’ qualities of environmental and social impacts.

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      Giving information and providing assistance for consumers in scopes where they could want to change their apparel.

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      Repairing-preservation apparel for the minimum energy consumption and chemical substance accelerated method.

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      Using again and reprocessing, using again after processing of undesired apparel-garments.

  • Developing Ecological-Environmental Accomplishment Crossways the Supply Chain: Invariable garment structure for designing and improving the apparel products which includes the effects of the garment on the ecological area by measuring the volume of disposal-waste generated during the design and producing states, consuming environmentally, selected materials and by removing the use of chemicals-toxins. Sustainable Matters-Substances: Developing the technique for determining ecological influences and evaluating materials for materials aggregation-collection (Maxwell, 2008).

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