Documents recently added to GLRPPR sector resources

These publications were recently added to GLRPPR’s Sector Resources. This list is continuously updated on the web and is also available as an RSS feed.

LCA Info Hub
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:34:41 GMT
European Commission’s information hub on life cycle thinking based data, tools and services.

Carbon Footprint: What It Is and How To Measure It
Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:32:25 GMT
Climate change is of high concern, driving growing demand for carbon footprint information. This leaflet is designed to help your organization get started with an efficient and effective approach to address this topic, building on existing international standards and European reference data; further information and data sources including links to service providers are included. Continue reading “Documents recently added to GLRPPR sector resources”

International E-waste Design Competition Turns Refuse into Resource

Electronic waste, or “E-Waste,” generated by computers, TVs, cameras, printers, and cell phones, is a growing global issue. According to the U.S. EPA, Americans currently own nearly 3 billion electronic products and as new products are purchased, obsolete products are stored or discarded at alarming rates. About two-thirds of the electronic devices removed from service are still in working order. However, only about 15% of this material is recycled while the vast majority is disposed in landfills. The Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI), hosted by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), is pleased to announce the International E-Waste Design Competition, in which participants will explore solutions to this problem at the local level and beyond, by using e-waste components to create appealing and useful products. Continue reading “International E-waste Design Competition Turns Refuse into Resource”