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Workshop Resources for G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency U.S.-Hosted Workshop on the Use of Life Cycle Concepts in Supply Chain Management to Achieve Resource Efficiency

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Background

On March 22-23, 2016, the United States hosted a workshop on behalf of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the workshop was to share best practices and identify further opportunities to use life cycle thinking to achieve resource efficiency across supply chains. While the workshop used several examples from the auto sector to generate discussion, many conversations transcended any particular industry sector and generated more universal best practices and challenges. This success in identifying best practices and challenges was due in large part to the diversity of workshop participants. The workshop included approximately 190 representatives from nine countries (all G7 countries as well as South Korea and the Netherlands), individual industries and industry associations, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, academia and others.

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Workshop Resources

The proceedings document summarizes prepared remarks, presentations and discussions from the workshop. This document is not intended to contain any consensus findings, recommendations, or agreements made by participants or of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency; rather, it should be viewed as a summary of individual workshop participant statements and ideas.

 Advancing Resource Efficiency in the Supply Chain - Observations and Opportunities for Action provides EPA's perspectives on the discussions at the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency U.S.-hosted Workshop on the Use of Life Cycle Concepts in Supply Chain Management to Achieve Resource Efficiency that was held March 22-23, 2016.

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