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 (Print)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

    Other

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

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering

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    Nakamura, S., & Kondo, Y. (2001). Waste input-output analysis of disposal, recycling, and extended life of electric home appliances. In Proceedings - 2nd International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing (pp. 814-819). [992473] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECODIM.2001.992473