Guidance on the environmentally conscious design of fibre optics related products and subsystems

IEC/TR 62785:2013(E) reiterates all the key normative "shall" texts included in IEC 62430 that specify requirements and procedures to integrate environmental aspects into the design and development processes of electrical and electronic products, including combinations of products, and the materials and components of which they are composed. This report also conveys information on the experiences and best practices of environmental consciousness of fibre optics related products and subsystems. Key words: environmentally conscious design of fibre optics related products and subsystems
This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 62430:2009.

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IEC/TR 62785
Edition 1.0 2013-02
TECHNICAL
REPORT
Guidance on the environmentally conscious design of fibre optics related
products and subsystems
IEC/TR 62785:2013(E)
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IEC/TR 62785
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TECHNICAL
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Guidance on the environmentally conscious design of fibre optics related
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 3

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 5

1 Scope and objective ......................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references ....................................................................................................... 6

3 Overview of relevant international standards .................................................................... 6

3.1 General ................................................................................................................... 6

3.2 IEC 62430:2009: Environmentally conscious design for electrical and

electronic products .................................................................................................. 7

3.3 IEC 62075:2012: Audio/video, information and communication technology

equipment – Environmentally conscious design ....................................................... 7

3.4 ISO/TR 14062:2002: Environmental management – Integrating

environmental aspects into product design and development................................... 7

3.5 ISO 14006:2011: Environmental management systems – Guidelines for

incorporating ecodesign .......................................................................................... 7

3.6 ITU-T L.1100: Procedure for recycling rare metals in information and

communication technology goods ............................................................................ 7

3.7 IEC/TR 62839-1, Environmental declaration: Part 1: Wires and cables and

accessories products specific rules ......................................................................... 7

4 Requirements of IEC 62430:2009 ..................................................................................... 7

5 Experiences and best practices of environmental consciousness ...................................... 9

5.1 Designing fibre optic cables for recycling ................................................................. 9

5.2 Environmental protection ....................................................................................... 10

5.3 Recycling of used products .................................................................................... 10

5.4 Recyclability of optical fibre cable.......................................................................... 10

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 11

Table 1 – IEC 62430:2009 requirements ................................................................................. 8

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INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION
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GUIDANCE ON THE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS DESIGN
OF FIBRE OPTICS RELATED PRODUCTS AND SUBSYSTEMS
FOREWORD

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example "state of the art".

IEC 62785, which is a technical report, has been prepared by IEC technical committee 86:

Fibre optics.
The text of this technical report is based on the following documents:
Enquiry draft Report on voting
86/433/DTR 86/441/RVC

Full information on the voting for the approval of this technical report can be found in the

report on voting indicated in the above table.
This technical report should be read in conjunction with IEC 62430:2009.
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TR 62785 © IEC:2013(E) – 5 –
INTRODUCTION
Fibre optics related products and subsystems are high performance systems. Their

characteristics can have a negative impact on our environment in one way or another through

their entire life cycle (design, manufacturing, use, recycling, and disposal).
Among several international standards and guidelines relevant to environmental

consciousness, IEC 62430:2009 is the most recently published normative standard of a

horizontal nature. Although optical fibres, optical cables, fibre optic interconnecting devices

and passive components can be understood as non-electrical or non-electronic, they are

within the scope of IEC TC86 (Fibre optics). Thus, designing fibre optic products and

subsystems would need to conform to IEC 62430.

This Technical Report therefore provides informative guidance to assist the designer with

regard to the general aspects of environmentally conscious design covered by IEC 62430.

After quickly grasping the substance of the IEC 62430 requirements through this technical

report, it will be necessary to refer directly to the main text of IEC 62430 for details.

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GUIDANCE ON THE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS DESIGN
OF FIBRE OPTICS RELATED PRODUCTS AND SUBSYSTEMS
1 Scope and objective

This Technical Report, reiterates all the key normative “shall” texts included in IEC 62430 that

specify requirements and procedures to integrate environmental aspects into the design and

development processes of electrical and electronic products, including combinations of

products, and the materials and components of which they are composed. This report also

conveys information on the experiences and best practices of environmental consciousness of

fibre optics related products and subsystems.
The objectives of this report are to

– help fibre optic industries reduce negative environmental impacts of the equipment and

subsystems throughout the lifecycle (design, manufacturing, use, recycling, and disposal),

– raise awareness of IEC 62430 and other standards among fibre optic industries,
particularly its mandatory requirements,

– share industry information to cooperatively increase the level of environmental

consciousness of fibre optic industries.
2 Normative references
The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively refere
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