29-31 May 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark (by invitation only) - The OECD Forum will be seeking to incentivise a shift in sustainable chemistry thinking at the product design stage by identifying good practices, including tools and approaches, as well as a policy framework to reduce the environmental and health plastics impacts.Read more
The Policy Paper "Making the Slovak Republic a more resource efficient economy" aims to contribute to a policy debate on the actions and decisions that are needed for a transition towards a green economy in the Slovak Republic.Read more
The report "Extended Producer Responsibility - Guidance for Efficient Waste Management" updates the 2001 Guidance Manual for Governments on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), providing a broad overview of the key issues, general considerations, and the potential benefits and costs associated with producer responsibility for managing the waste generated by their products put on the market.Read more
OECD is tackling today’s most challenging resource management issues by promoting the sustainable use of materials in order to reduce their negative environmental impacts, encouraging resource efficiency and the transition towards a circular economy.
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LASTEST Green talks LIVE ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF 3D PRINTING - video recording
Shardul Agrawala of the OECD Environment Directorate presented on the potential benefits and drawbacks of widespread 3D printing and what it means for environmental sustainability in OECD countries and beyond. 3D printing has gained popularity in recent years with the 3D manufacturing market projected to grow at around 20% each year until 2020. Annual printer sales are projected to exceed $10 billion by 2021. 3D printing may be growing rapidly and innovations abound, but what does this mean for the environment?
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