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FAQ “Extending the life span of home appliances”

Year of publication: 10 / 2018

Repair or replace? Extending the life-span of your home appliances – FAQs and helpful hints

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Resource Efficiency in the ICT Sector

Summary

authors: Manhart, A. | Blepp, M. | Fischer, C. | Graulich, K. | Prakash, S. | Prieß, R. | Schleicher, T. | Tür, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In compiling this study, Oeko-Institut was able to draw from a broad variety of its previous research in virtually all of the fields addressed. While these research projects are referred to in the references section, Oeko-Institut also...

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Resource Efficiency in the ICT Sector

Final Report

authors: Manhart, A. | Blepp, M. | Fischer, C. | Graulich, K. | Prakash, S. | Prieß, R. | Schleicher, T. | Tür, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In compiling this study, Oeko-Institut was able to draw from a broad variety of its previous research in virtually all of the fields addressed. While these research projects are referred to in the references section, Oeko-Institut also...

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Study on the practical application of the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT - cost/benefit analysis (SMART 2012/0064 )

authors: Prakash, S. | Baron, Y. | Liu, R. | Proske, M. | Schlösser, A.
Year of publication: 09 / 2014

The study concludes that existing methodologies for measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy footprint of ICT developed by various standardization organizations are suitable for being integrated into concrete environmental...

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Timely replacement of a notebook under consideration of environmental aspects

authors: Prakash, S. | Liu, R. | Schischke, K. | Stobbe, L.
Year of publication: 09 / 2012

The study concludes that the share of the production phase in the total greenhouse gas emissions of a notebook can be significantly reduced by taking measures to extend the useful life-time of a notebook. Therefore, the study recommends...

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Early Replacement of Notebooks Considering Environmental Impacts

author: Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2012

Presentation by Siddharth Prakash at the Electronics Goes Green Conference 2012, Berlin.

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Application of S-LCA: From artisanal mining to complex products

author: Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2012

Lecture by Siddharth Prakash at the workshop on Practical Aspects of Social Life Cycle Assessment, Berlin, 25.05.2012

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E-Waste Africa Project

authors: Manhart, A. | Prakash, S. | Hermann, A. | Seum, S.
Year of publication: 12 / 2011

The results and findings presented in this publication have been generated in the framework of the Basel Convention E-waste Africa programme, which aims at enhancing the environmental governance of e-wastes and creating favourable social...

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Towards a Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Making informed choices on products

authors: Ciroth, A. | Finkbeiner, M. | Hildenbrand, J. | Klöpffer, W. | Mazijn, B. | Prakash, S. | Sonnemann, G. | Traverso, M. | Ugaya, C. | Valdivia, S. | Vickery-Niederman, G.
Year of publication: 12 / 2011

Since the late 1990s, the Life Cycle Initiative partnership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) has enhanced the role of life cycle based approaches and...

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Social impacts of artisanal cobalt mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

authors: Tsurukawa, N. | Prakash, S. | Manhart, A.
Year of publication: 11 / 2011

Between 67,000 and 108,000 workers are involved in the extraction of cobalt in mostly unregistered mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They frequently work under dangerous conditions; fatal accidents are the order of the day....

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Informal e-waste management in Lagos, Nigeria – socio-economic impacts and feasibility of international recycling co-operations

Component 3 of the UNEP SBC E-waste Africa Project

authors: Manhart, A. | Osibanjo, O. | Aderinto, A. | Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 06 / 2011

This study is integral part of the E-waste Africa Project and contains an in-depth socio-economic study on the functioning and the sustainability impacts of the informal EEE refurbishing and e-waste recycling sector in Lagos, as well as...

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Socio-economic assessment and feasibility study on sustainable e-waste management in Ghana

authors: Prakash, S. | Manhart, A.
Year of publication: 08 / 2010

The E-waste Africa Project aims at enhancing environmental governance of e-waste and at creating favourable social and economic conditions for partnerships and small businesses in the recycling sector in Africa. In particular the project...

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Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products

authors: Andrews, E. S. | Barthel, L. P. | Benoit, C. | Ciroth, A. | Cucuzzella, C | Gensch, C. | Hebert, J. | Lesa-ge, P. | Manhart, A. | Mazeau, P. | Mazijn, B. | Methot, A.-L. | Moberg, A. | Norris, G. | Parent, J. | Prakash, S. | et al.
Year of publication: 01 / 2009

The publication of the Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment produced by the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative sets a milestone by outlining a framework and best-practices for assessing the social and socio-economic impacts of...

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Environmental product indicators and benchmarks in the context of environmental labels and declarations

Year of publication: 01 / 2008

ANEC commissioned the Öko-Institut e.V. to conduct a research study on various issues related to environmental labels and declarations which are of particular relevance to the consumers. The issues involve: (a) the usefulness of life...

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