An assessment and prioritization of "design for recycling" guidelines for plastic components

E. Masanet*, R. Auer, D. Tsuda, T. Barillot, A. Baynes

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Abstract

The current paper summarizes the results of a study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of design for recycling strategies for plastic components. Interviews and site visits were conducted with computer disassemblers and plastics recyclers based in the United States and Europe to investigate the effectiveness of design for recycling guidelines. Both manual and automated recycling technologies for plastics were investigated. Based on this investigation, six key design for recycling guidelines are prioritized based on their potential for improving the recyclability of plastic components. The results of this study can be used to help prioritize design for recycling strategies so that both product recyclability and design productivity are maximized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
Pages5-10
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: May 6 2002May 9 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period5/6/025/9/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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