Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2010
The paper presents the importance of understanding the environmental implications of the end of life of micro technology. A brief overview of different management approaches of micro waste is shown, such as landfill, incineration, recycling, reuse and prevention is given. However, the management of waste is subject to a number of directives and regulations (in Europe) or a “stick” forcing the industry to minimise the environmental impacts of micro waste. In contrast, there are strong drivers, the “carrot” that can stimulate the industry to design micro technology following EcoDesign principle. On one hand the industry is faced with legal sticks to minimise the impacts of waste, on the other hand the industry is offered a number of carrots that could present strong financial and environmental advantages compared to other products providing the same service.
|Title of host publication||4M 2010|
|Number of pages||323|
|Conference||7th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture|
|City||Bourg en Bresse and Oyonnax|
|Period||17/11/10 → 19/11/10|
- EcoDesign, LCA, Waste management
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