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Carl Dalhammar

Carl Dalhammar

Senior lecturer

Carl Dalhammar

Options for lifetime labeling: design, scope and consumer interfaces

Author

  • Carl Dalhammar
  • Jessika Luth Richter

Summary, in English

In the context of the Circular Economy, there is a lot of discussion on how policies at European Union and member state levels could provide incentives for the design of more durable products. One potential policy approach is to mandate manufacturers to provide lifetime information to consumers at the time of purchase. This could be done through a specific labeling scheme, or by including such information in the mandatory energy labeling scheme. However, the concept of lifetime is far from straightforward, and it is crucial to analyze the type of product and user patterns if such labeling is to be adopted. In this paper we outline some of the policy options and the issues that must be taken into consideration.

Department/s

  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)

Publishing year

2017

Language

English

Pages

461-463

Publication/Series

Research in Design Series

Volume

9

Document type

Conference paper

Topic

  • Environmental Management

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 978-1-61499-820-4
  • ISBN: 978-1-61499-819-8