Sustainability Glossary


The tools for a sustainable future are at our fingertips; leading minds within the fields of science and commerce have outlined a roadmap to save our planet in the crucial decade to come. But a concept has little value until it is assigned a word and understood between people. Glossaries are powerful resources, particularly in specialised industries like optics, to help stakeholders transform concepts into action.


The OSA Sustainability Committee is delighted to release a Glossary of Terms.  A training tool and point of reference, it is our hope that this concise and carefully compiled list of terminology will accelerate sustainable thinking, discussion and implementation within the optical community.


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