e-waste

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Managing hazardous substances

    15 May 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Take a moment to think about the number of electronic devices you’ve acquired in your lifetime. Can you remember all the computers, tablets, phones, game consoles, cameras that passed through your hands at some point...
  • 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...
  • Waste not, want not!

    15 May 2018 by Adrian Pennington
    As the amount of electronic and electrical equipment waste (e-waste) generated each year continues to increase, the work accomplished by the IEC becomes ever more essential in helping manufacturers meet legal...
  • 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?
  • Smart, compatible chargers

    24 January 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Over the last decade, technology advances have led to the rapidly growing use of consumer electronics, connecting millions of people as never before and changing the way we operate in everyday life. Until now, the...