Research activities and services
The CARE group is dedicated to meet the following key challenges:
- Modeling of stocks and flows of materials embedded in products from emerging technologies: Development of representative and reliable data and to anticipate future material demands, stocks and flows along the product life cycle, including the recycling chain.
- Resource efficiency of new technologies: Assessment of the effects on resource efficiency of new technologies through dematerialization, the change of raw materials and the use of critical metals. Quantification, evaluation of trade-offs and associated environmental and social impacts of technologies and comparison of primary with secondary resource provision.
- Recovery und reintegration of secondary material resources from emerging technologies: Assessment and validation of the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of recovery processes for secondary material resources.
Heinz W. Böni
Technology & Society Laboratory
CH-9014 St. Gallen
Tel.: +41 58 756 78 58
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