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There are many other projects focussing on areas of environmental development and the reduction of our environmental footprint. We recognise the importance of our combined efforts in this area and have therefore collated a list of other relevant projects you may wish to learn more about.

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COFRET is a collaborative research and demonstration project, part-funded by the European Commission, which will deliver a methodology for the calculation of the carbon footprint along the full supply chain.

The ‘LCA to go’ project aims to develop a sector-specific, web based, open source toolbox for boosting Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in SMEs. Selected sectors for the ‘LCA to go’ project are Bio-based plastics, Industrial Machines, Electronics, Renewable energy, Sensors, Smart Textiles.

Cycling resources embedded in systems containing Light Emitting Diodes (cycLED). This project aims to optimise the flow of critical resources embedded within LED-based product systems through examination of material flows at all lifecycle phases, and how related policy measures can overcome barriers to the diffusion of LED technologies.

Funded by the French National Research Agency the “Design and Integration Methodology for Sustainable Innovation with Multiple Upgrade Cycles” or IDCyclUM project aims to develop a methodology for designing products with multiple life cycles. This ability enables products to adapt to the future requirements of users and improve the environmental performance at each life cycle.”

VOICES

The VOICES project is a very different kind of research project. This Europe-wide citizen consultation process is gathering the opinions, thoughts and experiences of one thousand European citizens to help develop innovative uses and solutions for urban waste. The findings of this research will inform an environmental research dimension of Horizon 2020 – the European Union’s research and innovation advancement strategy.

EcoMeTex

EcoMeTex is a research project funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.  The overall aim of EcoMeTex project is to develop a tailored ECODESIGN methodology for optimising the design of textile coverings with regard to eco-efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This comprises an analysis of the entire life cycle identify significant environmental and economic impacts and hence potential for improvement guaranteeing high product quality, as well as high product safety.

This project is co-financed by the European Commission and made possible within the VII Framework Programme FP7-NMP-201 l-SMALL-5 - Grant Agreement Number 280371.