Appleby, Michaela and Lambert, Christopher and Rennie, Allan and Buckley, Adam (2012) An Investigation into the Environmental Impact of Product Recovery Methods to Support Sustainable Manufacturing within Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). In: Dynamic Methods and Process Advancements in Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Materials Engineering. IGI Global, pp. 73-90. ISBN 978-1-4666-1867-1Full text not available from this repository.
The effects of climate change and government legislation has changed the way in which manufacturers can dispose of their waste, encouraging SMEs to source alternative disposal methods such as those indicated in the waste hierarchy. It is economically and environmentally beneficial to use product recovery methods to divert waste from landfill. The environmental impact of two product recovery methods, remanufacturing and repairing, has been compared via a carbon footprint calculation for a UK-based SME. The calculation has identified that repairing has a lower carbon footprint than remanufacturing, however this only extends the original life-cycle of the product, whereas remanufacturing provides a new life-cycle and warranty, and therefore seen as the most preferable method of product recovery to support sustainable manufacturing.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
|Deposited On:||19 Sep 2012 12:35|
|Last Modified:||17 Sep 2013 09:33|
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