As we’re evolving from a linear to a circular economy, the full environmental impact of what we produce and consume must be taken into account. Methodologies such as life cycle assessment (LCA) and ecodesign become essential to ensure that materials are preserved throughout the lifecycle and that technologies and products are designed with circularity in mind.
A few examples of how imec’s research contributes to responsible production and consumption:
When it comes to the sustainability of our own production activities, we:
Read this in-depth article about the environmental cost of chip production.