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The GCSM 2014 “Blue Responsibility Award: Manufacturing for a Sustainable Terra Preta Sanitation System” intends to stimulate the development of new sustainable sanitation systems that enable the reuse of human excreta. The objective of the competition is to design a sanitation system that creates the maximum value from what is today considered as waste and can be implemented in urban areas of early industrialized as well as emerging countries. Submissions are to be defended and the prize shall be awarded at the 12th CIRP Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2014, September 22nd-24th 2014, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Competition announcement on GCSM webpage: November 15th 2013

Final date of registration for competition: February 28th 2014

Full proposal submission deadline: July 31st 2014

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