Circular economy: Definitions and concepts for material efficiency for information and communication technology
|Publication Date:||1 October 2019|
This Recommendation provides a guide to the aspects of circular economy (CE), parameters, metrics, indicators for ICT based on current approaches, concepts and metrics of the CE as defined in existing standards, while considering their applicability for ICT. It is necessary to distinguish between CE concepts for product design and maintenance and general concepts aiming at the corporate practices of ICT companies.
The scope of the Recommendation, in addition to the above context, includes the following aspects:
• refurbish ability
• remanufacture ability
The following parameters, indicators and metrics are related:
• recycled and renewable content
• use of critical raw materials
• ability to reuse parts/components/mat
• quality of recycling.
This Recommendation is a framework standard that covers aspects that will be elaborated in future Recommendations.