Ecodesign Articles

  • Eco-innovation success project - Case Study

    SCFI was awarded funding under the EU’s Eco-innovation initiative to develop commercial opportunities for AquaCritox including the creation of a demonstrator unit which will help to position the technology at the forefront of the global waste treatment industry. ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • In mold labeling production line inquiry required information

    If you need a detail and correct in mold labeling line quotation, following information should be given to the supplier: ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • IML labels raw material

    Normally, IML labels raw material is PP,PE or PP and PE mixed co-polymer. Labels have three layers.The first layer is optimum seal layer, second is main layer,the third is hot melt glue layer.  IML labels must have good venting function, When it fusing with ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • EPA unveils safer choice label

    Last week, EPA unveiled the new Safer Choice label. According to the EPA website, a product with the Safer Choice label means that EPA scientists have reviewed every ingredient in that product to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Modelling consumers' environmental responsibility and understanding of eco–labels: a conceptual framework for empirical research in Malaysia

    This paper aims to develop and propose an all–inclusive framework for assessing consumers' environmental responsibility and understanding of eco–labels. One of the preparatory issues regarding green marketing is to understand consumers' environmental concerns and to take action accordingly. Another operational vehicle for green marketing is the use of eco–labels. Although some studies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ballantyne Eco-Expo

    Join the Wipe Out Waste Ambassadors at the Ballantyne Eco-Expo this Thursday. The free event gives everyone the opportunity to visit with eco-oriented exhibitors, sample organic food and beverages, and view many hybrid and electric vehicles. Hope to see you there! Where: Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne Hotel When: Thursday, September 25th 4:00pm to 7:00pm To register for the event or to find ...

  • Sustainable Consumption: EU to Propose Methods for Environmental Footprint Analysis

    The European Commission has developed two life cycle based methods for the analysis of environmental impacts for products (Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)) and organizations (Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF)) to harmonize environmental assessments and their related claims. The methods are currently being tested during a three-year pilot phase, with the 1st wave of pilots for ...


    By SGS

  • Ecodesign in South African firms – how feasible?

    Globally, firms are increasingly adopting ecodesign practices in order to design products with lower environmental impact. This paper reports on a study which investigated the adoption of ecodesign practices among a sample of 30 South African electronic design firms, explored through a mixed methods approach. Key findings indicate relatively low awareness of ecodesign practice and very few firms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An exploratory study for the long–term integration of ecodesign in SMEs: the environmental Trojan horse strategy

    This paper aims to propose a new solution based on the progressive evolution of the environmental performance of the organisation considered by way of the design, deployment and enrichment of a 'classic' ecodesign tool. This is developed by a multi–functional team and acts as a learning vector within the company. This approach is called 'the environmental Trojan horse strategy' (ETHS) because the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Marketing feasibility of Malaysian eco–products

    Green marketing as a term refers to the systematic process of planning, developing and promoting goods and services that meet the needs of consumers for quality, output, affordable prices, accessible service, without harming the environment. According to the literature, green marketing is neither merely a green way of marketing, nor just the marketing of green products. Green has to be both, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integration of EcoDesign in the early steps of the innovation process

    EcoDesign is not easily fitting in the Innovation process, mostly owing to the dedicated time and resources required for learning and applying the EcoDesign–related knowledge when fast decision–making is occurring in early stages of product development and as there is only a low level of information on the new product to be made. In this paper, we propose a way to integrate EcoDesign in the early ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design for remanufacturing: What performances can be expected?

    The objective of this report is to supply a state of the art of remanufacturing in eco–design methods reverse supply chain management. These states of the art show that available methods of eco–design fail to take sufficient account of the remanufacturing potentialities because of the difficulty to consider products with multiple life cycles. They also show that RSC management and eco–design ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-Cities

    This article presents concepts and synthesis of ecocity developments, using Hammarby Sjöstad in Sweden, Dongtan, Tianjin and Qingdao in China, Masdar in the United Arab Emirates and Treasure Island and Sonoma Mountain Village in California as case studies. An ecocity is a city or a part thereof that balances social, economic and environmental factors (triple bottom line) to achieve ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green marketing: issues, developments and avenues for future research

    This paper aims to extract the development of the green marketing literature focusing on green product development, consumer behaviour, communication tactics, eco-labelling and greenwash in an attempt to critically review the topic and accentuate the imperative areas for future research. The paper presents critical reviews of research in the above areas of green marketing and subsequently offers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An exploratory study of eco-oriented consumer segments at a retail store

    This paper reports on a segmentation study of eco-oriented customers of wood products. Convenience samples of customers at IKEA retail stores in England and Norway were surveyed on purchase behaviour and their weighing of product attributes. The interviews took part beside an existing IKEA dining table of pine, and they were also presented a designed prototype eco-label that should give a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are you ready for carbon labeling?

    Governments start to lay the groundwork for mandatory labeling Consumers are sending a clear message that they want environmentally friendly products and are seeking more information about the environmental impacts that occur throughout a product’s lifecycle. As climate change concerns grow and an international climate agreement remains elusive, policy activity has accelerated in the area ...

  • A new regulation on classification, labelling and packaging

    Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures entered into force 20 January 2009, and replaces in a staggered way directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC within the European Union. The regulation implements the globally harmonised system on classification and labelling within the European Union. This paper provides a short overview of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The efficiency and eco-efficiency of manufacturing

    In this paper, we review the efficiency of both manufacturing processes and systems over recent decades and compare nano-materials technologies in this context. To a first approximation, nano-materials processes appear to be about as efficient as semi-conductor processes. That is, their second law efficiencies are of the order 10−5, while conventional processes are of order 10−2. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Patents as a measure for eco-innovation

    This paper examines the usefulness of patent analysis for measuring different types of eco-innovation. The overall conclusion is that patents are a useful means for measuring environmentally motivated product innovations, and more generally technologies with environmental benefits. For these types of innovations it is acceptable to use patent analysis, provided they are carefully screened for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecodesign for services: an innovative comprehensive method

    Service organisations, as well as manufacturing ones, may be responsible for significant negative environmental impacts. To minimise them and to aim to those market segments that are sensitive to environmental issues, service organisations could improve the environmental soundness of their services through the integration of environmental issues in the design processes. In an attempt to meet ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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