material efficiency

  • Living in a direct current world

    15 March 2020 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Many IEC Standards are paving the way for a direct current (DC) world. The most recent edition of IEC 60947-1 is a foundational standard for industrial switches and controlgear, which includes much improved testing...
  • 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...
  • How can IEC shape the circular economy?

    15 May 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...