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The application of remanufacturing in sustainable manufacture

Ijomah, Winifred (2010) The application of remanufacturing in sustainable manufacture. Proceedings of the ICE- Waste and Resource Management, 163 (4). pp. 157-163. ISSN 1747-6526

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Abstract

Modern society is characterised by high consumption and ownership of constantly replaced products. Typically, the discarded products are disposed in landfill or scrapped for material recovery. The resulting escalation in landfill and its associated problems has brought remanufacturing to the fore as a sustainable manufacture and waste management strategy. The significance of remanufacturing is that it would permit manufacturers to respond to competitive, environmental and legislative pressures by enabling them to meet pressing waste legislation while producing high-quality, lower-cost products with less environmentally damaging end-of-life and manufacturing modes. However, as a relatively new topic, remanufacturing has gained little attention in world economies. This paper describes the potential role of product recovery processes, in particular remanufacture, in managing products over their life cycle. It also explains the significance of remanufacture to the construction industry and describes the technical challenges of designing products for remanufacture.

Item type: Article
ID code: 30686
Keywords: environment , recycling & reuse of materials, waste management & disposal , Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), Environmental engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Waste Management and Disposal
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Environmental engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 11:53
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 09:19
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/30686

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