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Sustainability, Volume 9, Issue 5 (May 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The current e-waste management system suffers from losses in the form of materials, product and [...] Read more. The current e-waste management system suffers from losses in the form of materials, product and component functionality, which occur during the collection and processing of EoL products. In part, these losses can be attributed to the diversity of the e-products and the generalized approach to handling them. A more robust system of categorizing e-products carries the potential of improving the EoL material recovery and facilitating reuse, refurbishment, and remanufacturing. We identify the attributes upon which product families of e-products can be built for a better EoL management, and three key improvements in the EoL management to avoid the material and functionality losses, (a) an improved collection system; (b) a presorting and testing platform; (c) a family-centric processing of EoL products. The framework is based on the philosophy of a ‘product family’, and if supported by the three key upgrades. View this paper