With reference to the industrial production, diverse motivating factors drive manufacturing companies toward the adoption of policies and instruments aimed at environmental protection and life cycle approach:

  • Introduction of standards for the management of environmental systems, and the promotion of certification of the environmental quality of products

  • Legislation oriented at extending the manufacturer's responsibility beyond the commercialization of products, going as far as imposing the management of the end-of-life phase with a strong drive toward recovery and recycling

  • Increasing attention on the part of consumers with regard to environmental protection

In this section we introduce some of the most significant regulatory initiatives for incorporating environmental considerations and life cycle approach into product design and development process.





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