Waste input-output analysis of disposal, recycling, and extended life of electric home appliances

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Abstract

Economic and emission effects of alternative life-cycle strategies for electric home appliances were analyzed by use of waste input-output (WIO). The strategies consist of (1) landfilling, (2) conventional shredding with iron recovery, (3) integrated recycling with the recovery of metals, glass, and plastics, and (4) extension of products lives without and with increased maintenance and updating activities. It was found that strategy 3 outperformed strategies 1 and 2 in terms of both CO2 emission and landfill consumption. The result was robust to the variation of transport conditions. The overall increase in labor cost under strategy 3 turned out almost neutral. Strategy 4 outperformed strategy 3 in terms of environmental effects. The extent to which the reduced sales of new appliances were compensated by the increased demand for maintenance was found to have significant effects on the level of employment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages814-819
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769512666, 9780769512662
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event2nd International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2001 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2001 Dec 112001 Dec 15

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing

Other

Other2nd International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, EcoDesign 2001
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period01/12/1101/12/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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