What is my Share: Using Market Data to Assess the Environmental Impacts of Secondary Consumption

Tamar Makov, Paul Wolfram, Vered Blass

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Growing interest in alternative consumption models (e.g., circular economy, sharing
economy) bring forth the need for new methods to better quantify the environmental impacts of reuse and specifically, secondary consumers. In this paper, we suggest using market data and economic depreciation to assess the full lifespan of products and allocate the environmental impacts of consumption across multiple users that reuse or share the same product. We demonstrate our approach using the case of smartphones and cars.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLATE – Product lifetimes and the environment
Subtitle of host publication3rd PLATE Conference, September 18–20, 2019 Berlin, Germany
EditorsNils F. Nissen, Melanie Jaeger-Erben
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherUniversitätsverlag der TU Berlin
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-7983-3125-9
StatePublished - 2021
EventPLATE - Product Lifetimes And The Environment: Proceedings 3rd PLATE CONFERENCE, BERLIN, GERMANY 18–20 September 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019
Conference number: 3


ConferencePLATE - Product Lifetimes And The Environment
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  • product lifetimes
  • environment
  • production
  • consumption
  • life cycle
  • LCA
  • Reuse
  • Depreciation
  • Lifespan


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