ETSI - TR 103 476
Environmental Engineering (EE); Circular Economy (CE) in Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Definition of approaches, concepts and metrics
|Publication Date:||1 February 2018|
The present document investigates current approaches, concepts and metrics of CE and RE and their applicability for the ICT infrastructure goods. The present document:
1) introduces CE and RE,
2) describes CE as used in the ICT industry,
3) describes existing CE and RE metrics and examples of their use,
4) proposes next steps in CE and RE standardization.
The scope of the present document includes the following aspects: upgradability, reparability, removability, durability, reusability, recyclability, recoverability, refurbishability, manufacturability. The following additional parameters, indicators and metrics are included: recycled content, use of critical raw materials, proportion of re-used parts.
The present document is revision of ETSI TR 103 476 (V1.1.1) [i.73]. It has the same technical content , but it clearly clarifies its relation to M/543 [i.2]. The first version [i.73] was prepared jointly by ETSI TC EE and ITU-T Study Group 5. It is published respectively by ITU and ETSI as Supplement ITU-T L.Suppl.28 [i.72] and the present document, which are equivalent in technical content.
The present document provides a guide to CE aspects, parameters, metrics, indicators for ICT infrastructure goods.