Green Electronics Packaging and Environmental Data Flow Management
The development in electronics has resulted in products with rapidly increasing functionality, lower weight and less volume, giving users big advantages in the use phase. With its complex composition, an increasing number of new applications, shorter product life, use of hazardous substances and lack of data on the material contents, electronic and electrical (EE) products constitute a threat to both man and the environment.
- Published 28/02/2002
- Last updated 09/06/2011
EE manufacturers and their suppliers will face a number of important challenges in the near future affecting their business. These are among others emerging EU directives, an increasing need to know the materials contents of products, a need to design and build products in an environmentally conscious and profitable way and a need to build relations with other actors in the electronics eco-cycle. And last but not least: New business opportunities for companies being pro-active.
GreenPack started in 1999 with the objective of making electronics companies adopt environmental skills in management and product development and benefit commercially from these skills.
This report summarises the results from “GreenPack: Green Electronics Packaging and Environmental Data Flow Management. Phase 1” which was carried out from May 1999 till August 2002. The project was made possible thanks to profound funding by the Nordic Industrial Fund (project number P98156), company membership, and in-kind work by member companies.
The work was carried out together with a Steering Group made up of the member companies (given in Appendix 1).
The project was part of the Nordic Industrial Fund programme on Sustainable Industrial Production. In January 2001 it received EUREKA status (E!2523).