Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Sustainable business models to extend the lifetime of mobile internet-enabled devices
Authors: Jattke, Marleen
Itten, René
Stucki, Matthias
et. al: No
Conference details: 74th LCA Discussion Forum on Life Cycle Assessment, online, 29 June 2020
Issue Date: 29-Jun-2020
Language: English
Subjects: Sustainable business model; Mobile device; Service life; Life cycle assessment
Subject (DDC): 004: Computer science
333: Economics of land and resources
Abstract: An increasing number of mobile Internet-enabled devices (MIEDs) is sold, whose production requires large amount of resources, energy and causes emissions during production. Extending the lifetime of MIEDs could significantly reduce their ecological footprint. Therefore, the target of the LifeSaving research project is to develop innovative business models to stimulate the lifetime extension of mobile devices. Recent LCA studies show that the production of integrated circuits (ICs) accounts for the majority of GHG emissions during the production phase. However, there is only little information available on MIED specific components such as logic or memory type integrated circuits. In order to quantify environmental impacts of lifetime extension of MIEDs new approaches for life cycle inventory modelling (e.g. modular modelling) are being developed within the LifeSaving project. However, lifetime extending measures are subject to rebound effects, which occur if the number of devices being produced does not fall as expected. Such effects depend on consumer behaviour and the rationalities of involved economic actors. Thus, environmental, behavioural and economic aspects have to be taken into account in order to develop lifetime extending business models that entail environmental benefits while being both economically viable and appealing to consumers.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Lebensdauerverlängerung für Mobilgeräte
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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