The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) is organizing new initiatives designed to proactively address environmental issues. Representatives from iNEMI developed proposed projects through environmental summits it held last fall. The projects identified areas where the electronics industry can take action toward greater sustainability and collaboration along the supply chain.
- Non competitive lifecycle assessments (LCAs) for information and communications technology products based on building a block approach using assembly emulators.
- PVC replacement alternatives using LCAs to compare PVC vs. PVC-free cables and technical evaluation of alternatives.
- Establish market for post-consumer plastics as feedstock for green products (e.g., polycarbonate and acrylonitrile0butadiene-styrene (ABS)
- Establish new electronic applications for post-consumer blended plastics (e.g., housings for power supplies
Two of these initiatives are currently in development, the non-competitive LCAs and the PVC alternatives. Those wanting to participate in these initiatives should contact iNEMI.