Environmental issues with the remanufacturing industry
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 13th CIRP international conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , 2006, 447-452 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Researchers often regard remanufacturing as an environmentally beneficial end-of-life option. There have been, however, few environmental measurements performed in the area. The aim of this paper is to identify general environmental pros and cons with remanufacturing. This is done through the analysis of practical examples in remanufacturing industries. Life Cycle Assessment methodology has been used for the environmental validations.
The first conclusion, based on the industrial cases and the literature review, is that remanufacturing is preferable from a material resource perspective when compared with manufacturing of new products. The second conclusion is that remanufacturing is preferable from a more overarching perspective for some of the investigated cases, but it is not possible to draw any general conclusions since the companies studied are few and benefits from remanufacturing are highly context-related.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , 2006. 447-452 p.
Remanufacturing, Life Cycle Assessment, Design for Environment
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35502Local ID: 27245ISBN: 90-5682-712-XISBN: 978-9-05682-712-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-35502DiVA: diva2:256350
13th CIRP international conference on Life Cycle Engineering : held at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belguim, May 31st - June 2nd 2006