Karsten Schischke

Karsten Schischke heads the Product Eco-Design and Circular Materials working group at Fraunhofer IZM and, together with his team, has been supporting the electronics industry and legislators for years in their effort to meet the limits of the 1.5° target. He conducts research on circular and modular product concepts, supports companies on the path to climate neutrality, and has coordinated several major European research projects in recent years, including sustainablySMART, winner of the Ralf Dahrendorf Prize.

Sustainable mobile devices for the environment: Long live smartphones and tablets!

Mobility matters for people and their devices, but increasingly, so does sustainability. But smartphones, tablets, and the like generate considerable carbon emissions when they are produced and when they are used. In addition, valuable raw materials are used to make…

WHAT GRADE DO OUR ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS GET? LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

Although life cycle assessments do not save the environment, it can make industry think, as the example of life cycle assessments for electronics shows. Every electronic product, useful as it may be, comes with a heavy ecological backpack: From the…