From Product End-of-Life Sustainable Considerations to Design Management

  • Natalia Duque Ciceri
  • Marco Garetti
  • Severine Sperandio
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 338)


Better understanding of the current product End-of-life sustainable practices leads to important feedback for the design of more “sustainable” so called eco-products, by identifying the design improvements that reduce the impact of manufactured goods on the environment and society. In this paper, we propose a way to assess the impact on product design that ultimately helps on deciding the product characteristics required for a desired End-of-life (EOL) practice (i.e. reuse, recycle, remanufacture, etc). Categories and criticality scales of impacts of these practices on the product design stages are proposed. Then, a framework is proposed to provide designers with guidance on how to proceed towards taking into account the impact of the sustainable requirements.


Product End of Life Product Design Sustainable Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia Duque Ciceri
    • 1
  • Marco Garetti
    • 1
  • Severine Sperandio
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management, Economics and Industrial EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.IMS, Department LAPSUniversity of BordeauxTalence cedexFrance

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