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Issue 03/2019

How can IEC shape the circular economy?

IEC ACEA and TC 111 take a close look at material efficiency and the circular economy

From mounting piles of waste to the depletion of natural resources, the current modes of production and consumption are unsustainable. Based on the current linear economic model, products are made, used and discarded. Challenging this linear model, a new economic model, known as the circular economy (CE), is gaining traction.

Issue 03/2019

Survey results on the circular economy and material efficiency

An interview with Solange Blaszkowski, Chair of IEC ACEA

As the topics of the circular economy (CE) and material efficiency (ME) receive greater importance around the world, the Advisory Committee on environmental aspects (ACEA) recently conducted a survey to identify how it could provide guidance to the IEC community on these topics.

Issue 02/2019

Fostering sustainable consumption and production

Relevance of IEC and IECQ work in SDG 12

In the last 50 years, the global population has consumed more goods and services than the combined total of all previous generations. This has fostered economic growth and improved the quality of life for many while having a negative impact on the environment. However, consumption patterns differ significantly between developed and developing nations.

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Issue 05/2018

Protecting the planet

IEC TC 111 prepares crucial Standards to help industry meet environmental targets

IEC Technical Committee (TC) 111 prepares horizontal International Standards which are key in helping to ensure electrical and electronic products are designed with the environment in mind. They are essential tools in the fight against e-waste, while aiding manufacturers to meet legislative requirements on toxic substances control.

Issue 05/2018

Going green

International Standards are a powerful tool in helping to build a sustainable future

More and more governments and industry players recognize the importance of taking measures to safeguard the environment. But do International Standards have a role to play in the process?