Oehme, I. et al.Strategies against obsolescence

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Ines Oehme, Anett Jacob, Lisa Cerny, Matthias Fabian, Michael Golde, Susann Krause & Christian Löwe

Release date:
October 2016

German Federal Environment Agency, position paper

Earlier investigations commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency have shown that electronic devices are being used for a shorter period of time compared to ten years ago. Products that are replaced before their optimal lifespan or period of use (so-called obsolescence) result in a higher loss of resources and an increased generation of waste. In this regard, the German Federal Environmental Agency has identified a need for action and has thus presented recommendations for strategies against obsolescence in its position paper based on two research initiatives.

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