Review of End-of-Life Management Issues in Sustainable Electronic Products
2011 (English)In: CIRP 9th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, 2011, 121-131 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Concerns about climate change and other related environmental challenges have prompted increased interest in sustainable development. In industry, many manufacturers such as the electronics manufacturers have strived to improve their environmental footprints through sustainable manufacturing while also making sure that the bottom line is being met. Electronic products, while bringing technological progress to mankind, generate numerous environmental challenges, especially at their End-of-Life (EoL) stage.
This paper review and discuss the current situation and issues in designing, manufacturing, collecting and marketing of electronic products with respect to the EoL stage. Certain decisions about electronic products made in the early production stages can have serious implications in the management of the products at EoL. For example, a product designed such that it is difficult to disassemble in order to remove hazardous substances can be very inefficient to manage at the EoL stage. Discussion of electronic products’ EoL management approaches is presented in this paper. Subsequently, suggestions for the stakeholders to address the complexities in making electronic products more sustainable are proposed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 121-131 p.
Sustainable Electronic Product Development; End-of-Life (EoL); e-waste, Life Cycle Engineering, Product Life Cycle Management
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-73234OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-73234DiVA: diva2:469386
CIRP 9th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 28–30