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Eco-Design: A 20-Year Forecast from the 2017 iNEMI Roadmap

You may have planned tonight’s dinner, and perhaps even have reservations for this summer’s vacation. But have you mapped out how your company’s products will succeed in the economic and natural environments 20 years from now? Fortunately, the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) has forecast critical technological and sustainability trends for the electronics industry with its 2017 Roadmap. 

To know where we're going we must know where we've been

One of the roadmap’s chapters is focused on Sustainable Electronics, and includes sections on Eco-Design, Materials, Energy, End-of-Life, and overall Product Sustainability. The Eco-Design team members included representatives from Nokia, Oracle, IBM, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Design Chain Associates, ECD Compliance, Earth Shift Global, Green Electronics Council, and Antea Group. I chaired the team, working with Bill Schaeffer of Nokia as co-chair.

The team started by characterizing the electronics industry’s eco-design progress in 2016 in the areas of deployment, enablement tools, and Circular Economy practice. We found that practices to design in “beyond-regulatory” eco-design parameters were primarily used only by industry leaders.

Pamela Gordon, Antea Group
By Pamela Gordon, Antea Group
on Jun 8, 2017 10:01:38 PM
   
Eco-Design: A 20-Year Forecast from the 2017 iNEMI Roadmap

You may have planned tonight’s dinner, and perhaps even have reservations for this summer’s vacation. But have you mapped...

Pamela Gordon, Antea Group
By Pamela Gordon, Antea Group
on Jun 8, 2017 10:01:38 PM
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