Share It - Environment 


During Share It development process we considered environmental impacts of our decisions at every stage of the product’s lifecycle.  


Life Cycle Assessment

Share It is manufactured in Durlangen, Germany, by Steelcase.  Thanks to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method, Steelcase can quantify the product’s environmental impacts to set the stage forfurther improvements. This method, based on ISO 14044, is selected by the European Union for environmental evaluation. It allows us to measure the environmental impact of our products throughout their lifecycle.


Share It Life Cycle

Materials
17% recycled materials. No hazardous materials (no Chrome VI, no Mercury and no Lead), no dangerous materials (PVC) and no hazardous flame retardants. 7% of weight reduction compared to similar storages, without altering robustness. Packaging: 30% recycled material. Water based inks without solvent for paper and packaging.   
  Life Cycle

Production
ISO 14001 and EMAS II certified plant in Durlangen. Powder-coat painting: VOC-free and free of heavy metals. Unused paint that does not attach to the product can be directly reused in the process.    

Transport
Optimised packaging weight and materials types. It is manufactured close to customers.     

Use
Designed for an extensive life time. Possibility to modify the interior to answer users changing needs over time.

 

End of life
97% recyclable by weight. 100% recyclable cardboard and plastics used for packaging. Modular and easy to disassemble using normal hand tools. Contains only few different materials making sorting for recycling easy. Plastic parts labelled for recycling.


Share It Environmental Certifications

With Share It a we can provide an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), according to the objectives of ISO 14025, based on Life Cycle Assessment (ISO 14044).

The wooden components of Share It are labelled with PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).

The particle boards comply with the low emission “E1 Standard” (EN13986).

Share It complies with the German environmental certification “Blauer Engel”.