The aim of the study is to create a sound data basis for assessing product obsolescence and trends in product lifespan and develop strategies against obsolescence. The analysis confirms that the first useful service-life of most of the product groups has decreased in recent years. The results also show that electrical and electronic equipment is being replaced for many reasons. Material, functional, psychological and economic forms of obsolescence interact and create a highly complex pattern.
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According to the ISO14021 on environmental self-declaration, a product is recyclable if:
1 - Customers have a reasonable access to a recycling program
2 - Technologies are available locally to sort and then recycle the product
3 - There is a market for the recycled material
We equip brand owners and manufacturers with tools to design truly recyclable packaging and make recycling easy for consumers.
This new EU funded project lead by RMIT University under the Jean Monnet research partnerships will examine the role of the EU’s Smart Specialisation in linking scientific and social innovation, and how this can deliver global action to address societal challenges. Smart Specialisation is a direct outcome of European integration and the EU’s economic, social and environmental agenda for a future Europe. It links closely with the EU’s commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
COVID-19 AND CITIES. BUILDING RESILIENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (GLOBAL PANDEMIC NETWORK WEBINAR)
GPN is an international network in the field of human sciences, aimed at bringing together
academics as well as distinguished experts, with a view to mutually exchange research and
information on pandemics, engage in deep-rooted discussions and bring forward solutions for
decision-makers based on analysis of best practices and comparison of experiences.
To this end we have identified the following thematic focuses: Covid-19 and government response,human rights, environment, cities, competition,
New strategy to integrate the tourism activity in the city plan to meet the SDGs. Based in a taylor made dashboard to support the Observatory for sustainable tourism, the strategy will develop an action plan determined by the stakeholders.
ISEAL is the global membership organisation for credible sustainability standards. 2013, ISEAL published the Credibility Principles following a global consultation with contributions from more than 400 stakeholders. The Credibility Principles are ten core principles that represent a common understanding of what is essential for a standard system to deliver impact and are a reference point for companies, governments and NGOs when assessing or benchmarking standards systems and related tools.
The One Planet Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) presents Circular Built Environment report highlights from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania.
The webinar discusses key findings from the report and invites building professionals from different stakeholder groups and geographical regions to join and help to sharpen and shape the recommendations. Your input will be used to finalize the reports, which are planned to be published later this year
Argentina lleva adelante varias iniciativas orientadas a la eficiencia de recursos, prevención de la contaminación, compras públicas, sistemas alimentarios, construcciones, responsabilidad empresaria, que contribuyen al cambio hacia patrones de CPS. El proyecto apoya el desarrollo de una estrategia nacional, basada en la interfaz ciencia-política, que permita integrar de manera coherente los antecedentes nacionales y priorizar sectores estratégicos.
Eco school programs have laid a promising foundation for the development of environmental education within Cambodia. However, the number of schools involved in these activities remain low, and there is a need to further encourage participation as well as build institutional capacity to fully disseminate the concept broadly. This project will, therefore, build on these foundations through a sustainable school, internal capacity building, and awareness-raising to promote sustainable lifestyle.
The project “Finding the right tools to promote ESL” focused on sharing information by facilitating the dissemination of resources in a creative, friendly and inspiring way. The navigation tool was aimed at educational authorities and in particular at national focal points for the SDG’s, the 10-YFP, and the GAP. Policy makers, teachers and others working to promote #SDG4 and #SDG12.
Greenpositive is a sustainable initiative created within the framework of FECEI, the National Federation of Language Schools in Spain which on 21st June 2019 launched its own sustainability policy. https://fecei.org/iniciativas/greenpositive/
FECEI holds together 500 private centres in Spain thus having a direct reach of more than 75,000 students aswell as sponsors,stakeholders and international collaborators.
Global Best Practices on Emerging Chemical Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is supporting a SAICM project on global best practices for emerging chemical policy issues of concern. UNEP and ICLEI Europe are working jointly on developing global sustainable public procurement guidance enabling purchasers to ultimately reduce the use of chemicals of concern (CoC) in the electronics sector and supporting the training for adaptation of global tools and guidance to the local context of public purchasers in Colombia.