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Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 2005. Eco Design 2005. Fourth International Symposium on

Date 12-14 Dec. 2005

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  • Table of contents

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  • Preface: Toward the new stage of EcoDesign

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  • Vision 2050 and the Role of Japan toward the Sustainable Society

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    An indispensable approach for realizing the sustainable society is to propose and discuss visions that indicate directions of our society and technological development. I have proposed Vision 2050 that suggests requirements for constructing the sustainable society in terms of energy and material circulation. Japan has confronted emerging issues, including the environmental contamination, shortage ... View full abstract»

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  • Importance of EcoDesign in Asia (tentative)

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  • The Development Pattern and Policy Framework of Circular Economy in China

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 7 - 16
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    In the paper, the characteristics of circular economy in China are analyzed. According to the theory and practice of circular economy in China and international experiences, the development pattern of circular economy covers industrial development pattern and regional development pattern. The policy and legislations framework are established for promoting circular economy. The recommendations are ... View full abstract»

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  • Standardization to realize global eco-design harmonization

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    This paper analyses essential background of an recently emerging trend of eco-design; global eco-product policies (legislations), market competition and eco-supply-chain management. In the light of this trend, an on-going project of international standardization is described, by highlighting its basic strategy; "load-sharing with data-sharing", as well as its expected contributions to worldwide ha... View full abstract»

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  • Standardization of EcoDesign in Japan (tentative)

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  • The Standardization of EcoDesign in EU The work of CENELEC TC 111X "Environment" and the program of standardisation work in the field of eco-design of Energy-using Products (EuP)

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 23 - 26
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    The activity of environmental standardization in Cenelec, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, is very important and active. Starting several years ago (1995) with the Task Force BTTF 85-3 that monitorized the environmental matters related to the standardization in electronic and electrotechnical field (to minimising any detrimental impact of electrotechnical activities on ... View full abstract»

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  • Ecodesign and Sustainable Business Practice: Insights from design-led SMEs in Wales (UK)

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    This paper outlines some key lessons for industry uncovered in a study carried out by Design Wales into how two Welsh small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are rising to the challenge of ecodesign and sustainable business practice View full abstract»

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  • Marketability of Long Life Products

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    This study examines the marketability of long life products. We selected furniture, motorcycle, automobile, and refrigerator as study subject, used Evaluation Grid Method, AHP and conjoint analysis to clarify whether "long life" is an attractive purchasing factor. According to the result of analysis, it is understood that although consumer acceptance of long life products is not very high, it is p... View full abstract»

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  • Sustainable Cycle-Oriented Society from the Viewpoint of Diversity in Consumers' Decision Making

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    An approach to change the present cycle-oriented society is needed. Such a society has progressed in a direction that mainly restricts consumer behavior, such as by promotional and legal restrictions, in a closed loop of product circulation. We proposed the hypothesis that an effective approach to developing a recycling society is to diversify consumers' behavior. We considered the support of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Decision Making of Economic Agents for Durable-Goods Recycling

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    This paper describes how a recycling system works with or without a recycling dealer based on two economic models. Whereas a producer recycles used products in the first model, a recycling dealer does so instead of the producer in the second one. Using the models, we examine the decision making and interactions of economic agents. Based on these models, we advance hypotheses and then examine them ... View full abstract»

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  • A Conceptual Model for Sustainable Consumption

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    To solve the more and more serious conflict between human society and environment, the traditional consumption style should be changed to a more sustainable style. The paper brings forward a conceptual model for sustainable consumption against the traditional style of consumption. The duration between natural material extracted from environment and emitted to environment again is divided into four... View full abstract»

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  • How design of products affects user behaviour and vice versa: the environmental implications

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 54 - 61
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    Most efforts to improve the environmental impact of a product focus on technological aspects. However, the biggest environmental impact, of most electronics, occurs during the Use phase. Industrial Design has developed a number of methodologies to study the way users behave with objects. This paper shows that studying user behaviour can be the first step in offering solutions to decrease a product... View full abstract»

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  • Agent-based and Term-rewriting Method for Product Upgradeable Design

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 62 - 69
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    The increasingly higher and stricter requirements from the environmental directives and the end-users have made it more and more important to design products with higher upgradability that availed the producers of the possibility to extend the product lifetime, improve recycling ratio and decrease manufacturing cost. However, the changes of the requirements are unpredictable, so two approaches are... View full abstract»

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