TCO Certified, generation 8 is now launched, helping organizations make responsible choices when purchasing IT products.
Most IT products are produced and consumed in a linear way. TCO Certified, generation 8 encourage a circular approach to the life cycle of IT products.
Today is the launch of TCO Certified, generation 8, focusing on the most relevant sustainability challenges.
#CircularElectronicsDay highlights the fact that 50 million metric tons of IT products and other electronics are discarded around the world every year. The waste contains both valuable metals and hazardous substances that are often released into nature and affect human health.
Björn-Erik Lönn, chair of Global Ecolabelling Network and Sören Enholm, CEO of TCO Development, point out the way forward towards the circular economy.
In the fifth installment of our 2016 Sustainable IT webinar series, we make a deep dive into circular economy and IT-products with Annachiara Torciano and Louise Koch. We take a closer look at the current state of circular economy policy approaches, and what it means for the development of more sustainable IT products.