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Introduction to Sustainable Products and Services Environmental Protection
“Eco-products” generally refer to environmentally friendly products, but there is no universal definition. In the APO Eco-products Directory, they are defined as “products and services that have reduced environmental impacts compared with conventional versions with similar functions and are environment friendly, reflecting the voluntary efforts of the manufacturers to care for the environment.”
Eco-products include not only industrial products but also goods and services in the areas of agriculture, tourism, and finance as well as those aimed directly at environmental impact reduction (i.e., eco-businesses, such as the production of pollution control devices, waste disposal/recycling, and consulting).
In the website, the environment has the goods as raw materials, parts or finished product providers want to give introduce invited traded;
Eco Services include the services of experts known as the Eco–services environment. Here, the service provider broker providing advice cleaner production, waste water treatment, waste treatment, environmental–monitoring analysis and other environmental consulting services to help reduce the impact environment. In addition, the indirect financial support services aim to protect the environment are referred to the manufacturer.
- 1 Metals
- 2 Polymers
- 3 Natural materials
- 4 Foam
- 5 Ceramics and glass
- 6 Composites
- 7 Others
“Eco-materials” refer to “materials (or material technologies) that possess excellent characteristics with good performance, which can be manufactured, used, and recycled or disposed of, while having only a low impact on the environment as well as being kind to humans.” Environment-friendly eco-materials come in a diverse range and include recyclable materials, materials free from hazardous substances, materials manufactured with low energy consumption and in clean conditions, materials that purify contaminated water and air, materials that are very efficient and resource-saving while still offering high performance, and much more.
Carefully assessing the impact on the environment within the life cycle from resource collection to the disposal stage is important in choosing eco-materials. Once this has been clarified, eco-materials can be used to create eco-products with a good balance between function and eco-efficiency. Based on this concept, eco-materials must meet the following six criteria:
(1) They do not use scarce resources.
(2) They have functions to clean and conserve the environment.
(3) They create only low environmental impact when manufactured.
(4) They do not contain any hazardous substances.
(5) They provide high performance when used.
(6) They are easy to recycle.
- 1 Construction components
- 2 Electrical and electronic components
- 3 Semiconductor-related devices and components
- 4 Machine parts
- 5 Automobile parts
- 6 Packaging
- 7 Others
“Eco-components” refer to “environment-friendly components and functional parts assembled using such components.” Eco-components include components that have only low environmental impact when manufactured and components that enable finished (assembled) products to help reduce environmental impact. For example, vacuum insulation materials can be used in refrigerators to achieve energy savings. Components are often called “half-finished products” relative to “finished products,” i.e., many are used in finished products.
Like eco-materials, environmental impact reduction throughout the life cycle is a key point for eco-components. Hence, the six criteria under the definition of eco-materials (see the page titled “Eco-materials” in the directory) also partly apply to eco-components. For example, when eco-components can provide “high performance when used,” they can increase the energy saved by finished products. The reuse of components as functional parts is a good example of “high recyclability.” It should be noted, however, that various requirements must be met prior to the reuse of used components, e.g., in terms of long life, quality, and reliability.
- 1 Home electric appliances/lighting
- 2 Carriers/automobiles
- 3 OA/IT equipment
- 4 Office supplies/furniture
- 5 Apparel/textiles
- 6 Household goods and equipment
- 7 Building and civil engineering
- 8 Machines and equipment
- 9 Others
Eco-products are environment-friendly products. In this section, they refer particularly to “finished products” to differentiate them from “eco-materials” and “eco-components.” Like eco-materials and eco-components, eco-products include “products that help clean and conserve the environment” and “products with high performance, yet creating a low environmental impact.” The latter come in a wide variety. The first stage of eco-product development is eco-design. Eco-design proceeds based on the evaluation of three factors: 1) effective and efficient use of materials; 2) energy saving; and 3) low/no toxicity.
Characteristics of eco-products, including the environment-friendly aspect, are determined during the design stage, and evaluation factors are therefore crucial. These three product evaluation factors differ from the six criteria for eco-materials (see the page titled “Eco-materials”). This is because eco-products involve consumers more directly than eco-materials, and the environmental aspects of eco-products are appropriately evaluated from the consumer’s viewpoint.
To help consumers understand eco-products better, environmental labels are widely used in Japan. It is hoped that an ideal cycle to support a low environmental-impact society will develop, where more consumers are encouraged by environmental labels to buy eco-products so that manufacturers make further efforts in eco-product development and the provision of environmental information in response to consumer demand.
- 1 Product-related services (maintenance, upgrading, repair/reform)
- 2 Reuse and recycling services (collection, etc.)
- 3 Outsourcing services (waste disposal, control of hazardous items, chemical treatment, facility management)
- 4 Management-related services (consulting, accreditation, analysis, evaluation, etc.)
- 5 Others (e-commerce, eco-tourism, hotels, information transfer, etc.)
“Eco-services” refer not only to “technological improvements” but also to “ways to use products” and “environmental management” as well as “mechanisms that enable environmental impact reduction through financial products.” Typical eco-services include vehicle sharing, where, for example, 10 people share one vehicle instead of each driving his/her own. This results in fewer vehicles on the road, thus reducing the environmental impact of travel considerably. As another example of eco-service, regular maintenance and upgrading can be performed on conventional products so that they can be used longer. In this directory, “eco-services” also refer to “eco-funds where investments are made in business firms with excellent
performance in caring for the environment.”
The technological development of eco-products normally requires time and money. However, eco-services often only require good ideas to promote environmental impact reduction. Eco-services have not yet been widely recognized by consumers. A system should be developed to publicize the availability and advantages of eco-services so that they permeate society, encouraging further environmental impact reduction.