New, harmonized terminology is discussed and proposed in a paper published recently in the International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA), entitled “Mineral resources in life cycle impact assessment—defining the path forward”.
On request by the European Commission, the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) provided its scientific opinion on dietary reference values for copper and has recently published them in the EFSA Journal.
Copper is naturally present in the aquatic environment, but can also be released to it as a consequence of industrial manufacturing, consumer use and recycling. In Europe, the risks posed by copper to the aquatic environment are managed by legislation including REACH and the Water Framework Directive.
Young designers and students will compete in conception and design of objects and furniture made of copper and its alloys, testing new aesthetic and functional applications.