Last edited 28 Dec 2021

Avoided environmental impacts

Redefining value, The manufacturing revolution, Remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse in the circular economy, published by the United Nations Environment Programme in 2018, suggests that: ‘Avoided environmental impacts: Refers to a scenario-based demonstration of the environmental impacts that are avoided by an economy due to the use of value-retention processes (VRPs) within the production mix…This approach presents the differential environmental impacts between a scenario in which total supply comes from original equipment manufacturer (OEM) New units, and the scenario in which total supply incorporates the actual economy-specific production mix which includes value-retention processes (VRPs) to varying degrees. This impact differential, based on actual production volumes, presents the environmental impacts that are avoided because of economy-specific production mix.’

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