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The purpose of this chapter is to provide useful examples of how one could address important issues such as CE marking and calculating the carbon footprint of products.


Carbon Footprint Life Cycle Stage Technical Documentation Printed Wiring Board Conformity Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vienna University of Technology and ECODESIGN companyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Ajou UniversitySuwonKorea
  3. 3.Siemens AGOttobrunGermany
  4. 4.EnVentIroqoisCanada

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