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