An Assessment and Prioritization of “Design for Recycling” Guidelines for Plastic Components Eric Masanet, University of California, Berkeley Rudolf Auer, Dani Tsuda, Thomas Barillot, Andrew Baynes, Apple Computer Inc. Introduction
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Eric Masanet, University of California, Berkeley
Rudolf Auer, Dani Tsuda, Thomas Barillot, Andrew Baynes, Apple Computer Inc.
Study purpose: To assess the effectiveness of DFR strategies for plastic components based on direct feedback from computer recyclers so that both product recyclability and design productivity can be maximized
Number of Interviews by Disassembly and Sorting Method
R = required for certification, S = suggested
Used extensively by those sorting plastic parts by polymer type
Up to 20% of existing ISO labels are incorrect!
Automated Sorting Systems
Polymers are sorted based on mechanical and chemical properties, thus ISO labels have no effect
Effectiveness: NoneUse of ISO 11469 Labels
Manual and Automated Sorting Systems
*for molded-in metal parts only
* for molded-in metal parts only