DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS UPON PRODUCT END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS

  • BARSAN Lucian Transylvania University of Brasov, Department of Product Design, Mechatronics and Environment
Keywords: design, life cycle, end-of-life, reuse, remanufacture, recycle.

Abstract

The paper presents some considerations about the necessity of evaluating the environmental impact of a product during its entire life. The present situation (economic, social and ecologic) imposes solutions to reduce this impact as a result of an analysis performed during all stages of the life cycle. This paper focuses on design solutions with consequences in the last stage, the end-of-life. Reusing products, with, or without remanufacturing and recycling the materials from products that cannot be reused represent some options analysed in this paper. The end-of-life options should be known even from the beginning of the design process and should be included as design objectives or, at least as constrictions. Considering them as human needs would naturally include them in the requirements list.

Published
2016-11-13
How to Cite
Lucian, B. (2016). DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS UPON PRODUCT END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS. Journal of Industrial Design and Engineering Graphics, 11(2), 5-8. Retrieved from http://sorging.ro/jideg/index.php/jid/article/view/302
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