Design for disassembly


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Design for disassembly

A design that facilitates future change and the eventual dismantlement, in part or whole, for recovery of systems, components, and materials. This design process includes developing the assemblies, components, materials, construction techniques, and information and management systems to accomplish this goal.
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One approach to separation of materials is to design for disassembly.
However, design for disassembly and EoL processing are not so well established or understood.
While the demonstration project has given us guidance and direction, it only paves the way for more in-depth programs in the future, including design for disassembly.
Already having won a national design competition from the EPA referred to as Design for Disassembly, our home satisfies the dynamic needs of the modern household and the environmental impacts that are looming upon us.
The organization's push to adopt global ISO standards, reuse post-consumer scrap, design for disassembly and recycling, and embrace new green technologies has resulted in several recent environmental industry awards in North America and Thailand.

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