By Nicoline Wrisberg, Helias A. Udo de Haes, Ursula Triebswetter, Peter Eder, R. Clift

ISBN-10: 940103902X

ISBN-13: 9789401039024

The objective of this publication is to hyperlink call for and provide of environmental info within the box of lifestyles Cycle administration. The ebook is predicated at the result of the CHAINET concerted motion financed by way of EU-DGXII for the paintings interval 1998-2000, and is meant to construct bridges among different medical groups within the box of lifestyles Cycle administration. A dependent strategy is undefined, which means that either call for and provide of environmental info are characterized, and then the 2 are linked.

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However, EOL-management can also be regarded as a responsibility of the authorities since they are normally responsible for waste collection and treatment. , Lifset and Lombardi, 1997). A producer could for example design a product in such a way that disassembly is relatively easy. Furthennore, it could pay to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals in a product by redesign. 1 tools can be categorised according to their focus as analytical tools and procedural tools. Analytical tools are modelling the system in a quantitative or qualitative way aiming at providing technical information for a better decision.

Environmental Audit In the 1980s the first environmental auditing programmes began on a voluntary basis, adapted from the wellestablished auditing procedures in quality audits. 000 series and can be seen as a checking of the Environmental Management Systems. 010 sets out the principles and rules for an internal or external auditing of an EMS, including qualification criteria for the auditors. Environmental Performance Evaluation The Environmental Performance Evaluation tool provides guidelines for the choice, monitoring and control of environmental indicators representing the performance of a company.

The different options are assessed against the previously determined criteria in the following step. In the final decision step a selection of the best decision options is made. Here again stakeholder preferences may influence the specific selection criteria used. When the decision has been taken, it needs to be implemented. A following review may lead to a re-definition of the issue and initiate a new decision process. Situations without agreed criteria need a more elaborate process, with more emphasis on the articulation of the people's values.

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