Comprehensive environmental assessment of a chemical product
 
Eco-efficiency analysis of products or processes
 
Handling and reporting environmental information
 
How to perform an LCA
 
How to perform an LCC
 
How to perform an EPD
 
How to perform application specific ERA
 
Material declaration and recycling description
Background
Working procedure
Experiences
 
Policy controlled environmental management
 
Product Stewardship implementation
 
Basing environmental arguments on ISO/TS 14048 documented facts
 
Strategy for producing environmental information formats
 
Strategy for steering environmental work within SCA
 
Strategy for the use of LCA within SCA
 

Material declaration and recycling description

The aim of this strategy is to describe how to design a material declaration and recycling description for a product, based on ABBs experiences

Background

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Material declarations and recycling descriptions are market communication tools. A material declaration states which materials that are present or not present in a product and a recycling description indicates how a product should be recycled.

Material declarations and recycling descriptions are also an indication to a customer that the company that issues them have some system in place that can handle questions on material content and recycling of its products. 

The strategy was developed with mechanical/electrical products in mind but could be used for other types of products. 

The strategy is intended for someone who would like a framework and a guideline from which to start developing material declarations and recycling descriptions for products e.g. environmental experts, marketing staff or product managers.  

 

 

 

 

Working procedure