Circular economy

  • Applying standards to the circular economy

    15 February 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    The circular economy calls for a radical shift in production and consumption. Continual cycles recover and restore products, components and materials through strategies such as reuse, repair, remanufacture and...
  • Giving a new shape to the economy

    15 January 2020 by Natalie Mouyal
    The circular economy calls for a paradigm shift in production and consumption across society. Continual cycles recover and restore products, components and materials through strategies such as reuse, repair...
  • Looking to the future

    15 January 2020 by Zoë Smart
    New year, new tech and a new Secretary General and CEO at the helm of the IEC
  • Can you trust used medical devices?

    15 June 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    A new standard has been published, IEC 63077, that specifies the process for ensuring the performance and safety of refurbished medical imaging equipment.
  • A greener future for manufacturing

    15 June 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Industry is becoming increasingly aware that it contributes to global warming by emitting greenhouse gases (GHG). It also produces waste that can be polluting for the environment and difficult to dispose of. IEC...
  • How can IEC shape the circular economy?

    15 March 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    From mounting piles of waste to the depletion of natural resources, the current modes of production and consumption are unsustainable. Based on the current linear economic model, products are made, used and discarded...
  • Fostering sustainable consumption and production

    15 February 2019 by Claire Marchand
    In the last 50 years, the global population has consumed more goods and services than the combined total of all previous generations. This has fostered economic growth and improved the quality of life for many while...
  • Protecting the planet

    15 May 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee (TC) 111 prepares horizontal International Standards which are key in helping to ensure electrical and electronic products are designed with the environment in mind. They are essential tools in...
  • Going green

    15 May 2018 by Zoë Smart
    More and more governments and industry players recognize the importance of taking measures to safeguard the environment. But do International Standards have a role to play in the process?

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