In what way is remanufacturing good for the environment?
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of 7th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (EcoDesign-11): November 30 – December 3, Kyoto, Japan / [ed] M. Matsumoto, Y. Umeda and S. Fukushige, Springer, 2011, 551-556 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Remanufacturing is often considered an environmentally preferable end-of-life option in comparison with material recycling or manufacturing new products. This paper explores the environmental performance of remanufacturing in comparison with material recycling and manufacturing of new products. The method was primarily a literature study, but also the authors’ own investigations. The results show that remanufacturing is, in general, a preferable option due to the environmental gains from the alleviation of depletion of resources, reduction of global warming potential and chances to close the loop for safer handling of toxic materials.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2011. 551-556 p.
Remanufacturing, environmental calculations, system boundary, LCA
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73233ISBN: 978-94-007-3010-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-73233DiVA: diva2:469384