State of Sustainability Research for Sustainable Use of Resources

November 22, 2021

The State of Sustainability Research for Sustainable Use of Resources provides an overview of the environmental impacts associated with the production and consumption of ICT devices — from raw material extraction and processing to end of life — with a focus on material resources and electronics waste. The research then outlines strategies to reduce the stress on global resources and greenhouse gas emissions, considering product life extension, alternative materials selection, increased and responsible equipment recovery, reuse and recycling, and circular business strategies. Finally, this research recommends criteria for the EPEAT ecolabel, based on the science and evidence presented in this State of Sustainability Research.