ifu Expert News on Product Sustainability
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ifu Expert News
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Just in time for autumn, ifu Expert News is back with exciting topics. Make yourself comfortable in this cosy time of year and let our topics inspire you.
 
In this newsletter everything revolves around the topic: Take a closer look. We will examine supposedly sustainable products and get to the bottom of the question why it is not always inevitable that the more sustainable products will reach the market. We will also look at how to make production processes more sustainable. Let's get to the bottom of some things together. Are you ready?
Plastic vs. textile bags: the true cost
Sustainable Products
 
Many people tend to clearly evaluate products as (un)sustainable. In an interview with Marten Stock, ifu employee and resource efficiency expert, we find out why it is not always inevitable that the more sustainable solution will be launched or bought.
 
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How sustainable is cobalt?
Cobalt
 
In recent years, the demand for cobalt has steadily increased with the development of the electric vehicle market and the digitalized industry. But there are concerns over social and environmental impacts of cobalt extraction. This article takes a closer look at cobalt.
 
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Award-winning for sustainability: fischerwerke
Fischer sustainability prize
 
fischerwerke won the German Sustainability Award in the category "Germany's most sustainable large-scale enterprise 2020". In 2019 the ifu conducted a MFCA analysis. In the interview you will disscover which role material efficiency plays in the sustainability strategy.
 
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Case study on material efficiency with fischerwerke
Case study fischerwerke
 
In this case study, ifu Hamburg consultants helped the fisher Group discover optimization potentials in their new production process through the MFCA analysis. By comparing different scenarios, they were able to increase efficiency in the low-loss production process.
 
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Call for survery participation
And finally, we pass on a request from the LCA Round Table: Scientists from the Technical Universities of Dresden and Braunschweig have prepared a survey to record and evaluate the knowledge, obstacles and potentials of LCA in business and science. We kindly invite you to participate in the survey.
 
Participate Survey
I look forward to your questions and comments on the articles. Please feel free to recommend the newsletter to others who might enjoy it. Also, let me know which topics are of particular interest to you right now - I will try to address them in one of the upcoming newsletter editions.
 
On behalf of the entire ifu Hamburg team, I hope that you all stay safe and healthy!
 
With best regards from Hamburg,
 
Martina Prox
ifu Hamburg - Member of iPoint Group
"Productivity meets Sustainability"

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