End of Life is can be defined as the moment when a product finishes one life cycle and is introduced into a new life cycle via an EOL strategy (such as remanufacturing, reuse and recycling) and the process is integrated into a product’s life cycle. It is imperative that the EOL route is determined in the early stages of design to increase the productively of the EOL stage. There are several key issues surrounding existing EOL decision making models; lack of multi-criteria models, integrated too late into the product design process and notoriously difficult for designers to understand and utilize. This research aims to address these issues by creating an inclusive EOL decision making model, which designers can use at the early stages of design.
|Effective start/end date||21/09/09 → 20/09/13|