Material Flow Analysis as a Tool for Product End-of-use Management
Paper i proceeding, 2013

Material flow analysis (MFA) has been widely used as a tool to assess national and regional material flows. Using a case study, this paper demonstrates one other way to use MFA: as a tool for a company’s product end-of-use (EoU) management. Three main activities emerged during the study with valuable results: (1) the traditional MFA provided flow diagrams, (2) inflow analysis allowed basic feasibility analysis of EoU product capture, and (3) product chain description provided a rough sketch of key actors and their decisions. Together, results can be used as the foundation for understanding product fate and reveal potential avenues and barriers to improving a company’s EoU management.

product end-of-use management

company-level

closed loop

Författare

Derek Diener

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

Anne-Marie Tillman

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Miljösystemanalys

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Styrkeområden

Produktion

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Tvärvetenskapliga studier

Annan naturresursteknik

Miljövetenskap