SMART TRASH: Study on RFID tags and the recycling industry

Executive Summary of Final Report (D6) in English, with German and French translations

by Helen Rebecca Schindler, Nico Schmalbein, Vasco Steltenkamp, Jonathan Cave, Bastian Wens, Arne Anhalt

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Executive summary of SMART TRASH: Study on RFID tags and the recycling industry in English, with French, and German translations. The study aims to assess the environmental impact of the RFID tags themselves as well as the environmental advantages that the use of RFID can provide to product lifecycle management.

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