Finding and Capturing Value in e-Waste for Refrigerators Manufacturers and Recyclers
Paper i proceeding, 2020

In today’s highly competitive world, companies need to rethink how they create and capture value at all stages of their offering’s lifecycle. A major challenge is to integrate sustainability as a core source of value creation in their business model rather than as an add-on. E-Waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams globally, and its value is still largely uncaptured. Urban communities generate high environmental and health impacts due to the e-waste produced by households. This paper aims to evaluate the value retained in refrigerators’ components at their end-of-life. This research work presents findings on how recyclers identify, categorise, and capture value from e-waste. Although we focus on refrigerators recyclers, the results could motivate refrigerators manufacturers to collaborate with recyclers for a more circular economy.


Sustainable business models

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Circular Economy


Materials recycling


Clarissa Alejandra González Chávez

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

Mélanie Despeisse

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktionssystem

David Romero

Tecnológico de Monterrey

IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

1868-4238 (ISSN) 1868-422X (eISSN)

Vol. 591 IFIP 505-512

IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2020
Novi Sad, Serbia,

Enabling REuse, REmanufacturing and REcycling Within INDustrial systems (REWIND)

VINNOVA (2019-00787), 2019-03-01 -- 2022-02-28.


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