This paper presents quantifiable sustainability elements in manufactured consumer electronic products. A “Sustainability Scoring” method is introduced at the design stage. A new product can be evaluated using this method for its integral elemental and the overall sustainability contents impacting the product when it reaches the end-of-life by considering the entire life-cycle including the effective residual use of recovered materials in the subsequent life-cycles of the same or different products. This procedure can also be used by design engineers for comparison with a similar product, such as a prior or a subsequent model, or one from a competitor.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2006|
|Number of pages||6|
|ISBN (Electronic)||905682712X, 9789056827120|
|State||Published - 2006|
|Event||13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2006 - Leuven, Belgium|
Duration: May 3 2006 → Jun 2 2006
|Name||Proceedings of the 13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2006|
|Conference||13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2006|
|Period||5/3/06 → 6/2/06|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2006 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. All rights reserved.
- Electronic products
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering