Title: Allocation solutions for secondary material production and end of liferecovery: Proposals for product policy initiatives
Authors: ALLACKER KAREN JOSEEMATHIEUX FABRICEMANFREDI SIMONEPELLETIER NATHANIELDE CAMILLIS CAMILLOARDENTE FULVIOPANT Rana
Citation: RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING vol. 88 p. 1-12
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC80612
ISSN: 0921-3449
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344914000834
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC80612
DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2014.03.016
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper aims at analysing how secondary materials production and end of life recovery processes are modelled in life cycle-based environmental assessment methods in order to discuss their suitability in product policy-support contexts, with a focus on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) policies. The equations prescribed in three published, widely-recognised standards are evaluated. In addition, more recent modelling approaches that have been adopted in the context of two EU product policy initiatives (the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and the Resource Efficiency Assessment of Products (REAPro)) are similarly analysed. All of the methods are scrutinised against eight criteria which we deem to be important in product policy-support contexts, including comprehensiveness, accommodation of Open-loop and Closed-loop product systems, and consideration of recyclability/recoverability rates, to name a few. Based on this analysis, it is suggested that the PEF and REAPro modelling approaches appear to be better suited for use in product policy-support contexts than do the currently widely-endorsed methods that we considered.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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