Humans use more resources than the earth can regenerate and the demand on materials is expected to rise further. The worldwide economy follows mainly the linear rules, in which only one life cycle of a product is considered. Remanufacturing, the reuse of products after their treatment, even if achieving a turnover of round 30 billion Euros in Europe accounts only for a small proportion of the manufacturing. In this paper the integration of remanufacturing in the production of new units is introduced in order to enable a shift of remanufactured products from used to new ones. The opportunity for this approach is explained based on the example of household appliances.
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- Shifting Remanufactured Products from Used to New
Aleksandra Patrycja Wewer
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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