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Naoko Tojo

Naoko Tojo

Senior lecturer

Naoko Tojo

Material Recycling without Hazardous Substances – Experiences and future outlook of ten manufacturers of consumer products

Author

  • Naoko Tojo
  • Åke Thidell

Summary, in English

Manufacturers and distributors of products have a crucial role in the selection and/or verification of materials for their new products. This study sought to obtain concrete knowledge on perception, experiences, and future outlook of manufacturers and distributors who have been proactive in at least one of the two areas; the increased use of recycled materials and the decreased use of hazardous substances. The study covered four sectors - interior products, clothing, toys, and electrical and electronic equipment - and based on in-depth interviews to 10 manufacturers, sought to identify similarities and differences between the sectors.

Department/s

  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Publishing year

2012

Language

English

Publication/Series

PM

Volume

14/12

Document type

Report

Publisher

Swedish Chemicals Agency

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • material recycling
  • hazardous substances
  • manufacturers
  • environment
  • toys
  • EEE
  • clothing
  • interior products

Status

Published

Project

  • Hazardous substances in recycled materials – the view of manufacturers and importers of products on possibilities and difficulties, and information system for substances in materials and products

Report number

14/12