A new comprehensive methodology for the evaluation of product sustainability at the design and development stage of consumer electronic products

Niranjali De Silva, I. S. Jawahir, Oscar Dillon, Matthew Russell

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-264
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Electronic products
  • Environment
  • Life-cycle
  • Society
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)

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