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IIIEE researchers’ author new report on policies for increasing the lifespan of products

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Leonidas Milios, Jessika Luth Richter and Carl Dalhammar are authors of a new report, “Increasing the lifespan of products: policies and consumer perspectives”. The report looks at emerging European standards and policies to support longer lifetimes through design for durability and increasing repair activities. The report also reviews the literature outlining environmental benefits and trade-offs with prolonging the lifetime of products. It further reviews the literature on consumer knowledge and perceptions of product lifetimes, and discusses how more consumer information can influence consumption patterns.

The report is commissioned and published by the Swedish Energy Agency, and can be downloaded here