Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Process for Textile Additive Material Manufacturing Industries to Achieve Business Excellence
Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer
A-2/31, Kendriya Vihar-II, Paruthipattu, Avadi, Chennai-600 071, India
Abstract: Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process can be broadly defined as a study of the impacts of a proposed project, plan, project, policy or legislative action on the environment and sustainability with respect to finishing of textiles, unsafe dyeing process, eco-friendly vegetable dyeing process, eco-colour cotton ginning process, alternative ecodesigns, textile preparation functionalization and processing, textile printing process materials. Sustainable textile materials for additive processing development is a kind of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability and efficacy of future generations to meet their own needs. The purpose of SEA process is to mitigate copius amount of discharge of concentrated textile effluent from textile industries without proper treatment and incorporation of environmental friendly material technologies that optimize air, water and land environment. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process can be defined as the systematic study of the potential impacts (effects) of proposed projects, plans, programs, policies or legislative actions relative to the physical-chemical, biological, bio-chemical, radio-active, cultural, and socioeconomic components of the total environmental product-process life cycle. The primary purpose of the EIA process is to encourage the consideration of the environment in Organizational’s planning and decision making process and to arrive at actions that are environmentally compatible. The textile additive material process should include the integrated consideration of technical or engineering, economic, environmental, safety, and health, social and sustainability factors to achieve business excellence. The SEA process protocol has been proposed for studying and checking the quality and sustainability of environmental and social assessment and management plan. This treaty and official federal and Govenment procedures of SEA helpful for making much earlier in the decision-making process than EIA /EHIA /SIA processes. Therefore, it is key tool for sustainable development.
Keywords: Additives, dyeing, eco-design, printing, textiles.