Remanufacturing strategies: a solution for WEEE problem

Gabriel Ionut Zlamparet, Winifred Ijomah, Yu Miao, Abhishek Kumar Awasthi, Xianlai Zeng, Jinhui Li

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Abstract

The electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) industry has increased its mass production; however, the EEE life span has similarly diminished. Owing to the rapid expansion of manufacturing, innovation and consumer demand, there has been a vast improvement in various electronic equipment, so the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, or e-waste) generated has also increased proportionally to production. The main objective of this article is to evaluate the remanufacturing concept which can be adopt by the electronic manufacturing industry. The article reveals differential steps debated by industry as well as academia in assets to reduce the amount of e-waste. The concept of e-waste remanufacturing is quite dissimilar from case studies among developing and developed countries and regions. The findings can assist the academic research and leads to industry regardless remanufacturing of used EEE or WEEE by exemplifying different methods and ideologies of remanufacturing implementation plus the main issues in this field.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Early online date5 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • e-products end of life
  • informal recycling
  • electronics
  • electrical and electronic equipment

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