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Presentation of EIME methodology and its adaptation to Japanese requirements

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2 Author(s)
Adda, S. ; Ecobilan SA, Nanterre, France ; Jean, P.

Under constant pressure through both national and EC-wide regulations as well as increased consumer awareness, industry has become more and more concerned with improving the environmental profiles of its products. Namely the end-of-life aspects have been pushed into the center of interest. Trying to minimize recycling and disposal cost and to increase potential revalorisation profits, companies strive to integrate environmental constraints early in the design phase. This paper describes how life cycle assessment (LCA) and design for the environment (DFE) respectively contribute towards the objective of improved environmental profiles of products and especially their end-of-life handling

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Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 1999. Proceedings. EcoDesign '99: First International Symposium On

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1-3 Feb 1999