Prioritizing "Design for recyclability" guidelines, bridging the gap between recyclers and product developers

Harm A.R. Peters, Marten E. Toxopeus, Juan M. Jauregui-Becker, Mark-Olof Dirksen

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Abstract

This paper presents a Design For eXcellence (DFX) method for recyclability, resulting in a practical tool for product engineers. The tool enables an assessment of concept products as well as existing products and focuses on small domestic appliances recycled by shredding. The method enables quantifying recyclability performances of products by integrating a set of design guidelines, a recycling performance evaluation method, and prioritized improvement suggestions. After having the method implemented into a design support tool, a number of tests were executed. The preliminary tests of the method yield promising results, meeting expert expectations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging technology for a sustainable world
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
EditorsDavid A. Dornfled, Barbara S. Linke
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages203-208
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29068-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2012
Event19th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference, LCE 2012: Leveraging Technology for a Sustainable World - UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, United States
Duration: 23 May 201225 May 2012
Conference number: 19

Conference

Conference19th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference, LCE 2012
Abbreviated titleLCE
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period23/05/1225/05/12

Keywords

  • Design
  • Recyclability
  • Tool

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    Peters, H. A. R., Toxopeus, M. E., Jauregui-Becker, J. M., & Dirksen, M-O. (2012). Prioritizing "Design for recyclability" guidelines, bridging the gap between recyclers and product developers. In D. A. Dornfled, & B. S. Linke (Eds.), Leveraging technology for a sustainable world: Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (pp. 203-208). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29069-5_35