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  • 15-October-2012

    English, PDF, 1,466kb

    Policy brief on Sustainable Materials Management: A Synthesis

    Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) is increasingly recognised as a policy approach that can make a key contribution to green growth and the challenges that are posed by sustained global economic and demogarphic growth.

  • 12-October-2012

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    Case Study on Critical Metals in Mobile Phones

    This report focuses on four key policy issues: life-cycle externalities, trade policy impacts, material substitution and hazardous waste policies, and used and end-of-life mobile device management. Across these key policy issues, this report has identified the following observations relating to sustainable materials management.

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  • 5-June-2011

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    Policy Instruments for Sustainable Materials Management

    The purpose of this report is to identify SMM policy instruments that are currently in use across OECD countries. Lessons learned from existing policy implementation have been used to formulate conclusions and recommendations for the structure of future SMM policy instruments.

  • 25-mai-2011

    Français, , 1,963kb

    Productivité des ressources dans les pays du G8 et de l'OCDE

    Le présent rapport répond à la demande des ministres de l’Environnement des pays du G8 invitant l’OCDE à « assurer le suivi de l'avancement des travaux relatifs à la productivité des ressources » et à faire un rapport à l’occasion de la réunion de 2011 des ministres de l’Environnement du G8 ou « à tout autre moment jugé opportun » (Plan d’action 3R de Kobe, 2008).

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  • 22-May-2011

    English, , 1,604kb

    A Sustainable Materials Management Case Study: ALUMINUM

    The objective of this case study on aluminum is to analyse the environmental impacts of aluminum throughout its lifecycle and to explore policy opportunities and barriers for SMM, as a way of demonstrating the utility of the SMM concept for policy-making.

  • 22-May-2011

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    A Sustainable Materials Management Case Study: WOOD FIBRES

    The objective of this case study on wood fibres is to analyse the environmental impacts of wood fibres throughout their lifecycle and to explore policy opportunities and barriers to SMM, as a way of demonstrating the utility of the SMM concept for policy-making.

  • 22-May-2011

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    Sustainable Management and Recovery Potential of Non-Packaging Plastic Waste from the Commercial and Private Household Sectors

    The objective of this case study on plastics is to analyse the environmental impacts of plastics throughout their lifecycle and to explore policy opportunities and barriers for SMM, as a way of demonstrating the utility of the SMM concept for policy-making.

  • 22-May-2011

    English

    A Sustainable Materials Management Case Study: CRITICAL METALS AND MOBILE DEVICES

    The objective of this case study on critical metals is to analyse the environmental impacts of critical metals throughout their lifecycle and to explore policy opportunities and barriers for SMM, as a way of demonstrating the utility of the SMM concept for policy-making.

  • 17-April-2011

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    Setting and Using Targets for Sustainable Materials Management

    The purpose of this report is to explore the opportunities, challenges and important considerations faced by policy makers when setting and implementing SMM-related targets.

  • 17-April-2011

    English, , 494kb

    Policy Principles for Sustainable Materials Management

    The purpose of this report is to identify broad policy principles that can help OECD countries move forward in developing and implementing SMM policies and instruments specific to their own policy contexts.

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