Prerequisites for a high-level framework to design sustainable plants in the e-waste supply chain
Paper in proceedings, 2015

Currently few attempts to properly structure knowledge that specifically supports a fully sustainable e-waste treatment system design have been proposed in literature. As a result, this paper sets up the prerequisites for a high-level framework to design sustainable plants in the supply chain of e-waste. The framework addresses production and environmental engineers mainly. The methodology grows out of literature studies, research project’s outcomes and interviews with a group of sector experts. Stemming from this, a list of prerequisites was presented for the case study of an automated plant for e-waste sorting in order to design it while considering the triple-bottom-line of sustainability.

WEEE

e-waste

Key Performance Indicators

automation

sorting

industrial system design

sustainability

Author

Ilaria Giovanna Barletta

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Johanna Reimers

ReFind Technologies

Johan Stahre

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Cecilia Berlin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 29 633-638

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Environmental Management

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2015.02.037

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Created

10/7/2017