Designing Electronics for Recycling in a Circular Economy

CEP Secretariat
April 11, 2024
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Designing Electronics for Recycling in a Circular Economy Text and Image by TU Delft

Author: TU Delft

Explore the latest advancements in Design for Recycling (DfR) of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and the incorporation of recycled plastics into new products. With the rapid growth of E-waste, governments are increasingly emphasizing the need for a transition to a circular economy, where products are designed to last and materials are reused.

In this context, the course delves into the complexities of DfR and the challenges of integrating recycled plastics, especially in complex products like electronics. It aims to support designers, engineers, and decision makers in the EEE industry, regardless of their level of experience or familiarity with circular economy concepts.

Participants will gain insights into optimizing EEE products for recyclability and learn methods for incorporating recycled plastic content into both existing and new products. The course covers a range of topics, including current and future recycling technologies, relevant legislation, and emerging business models.

Featuring contributions from industry experts and case studies, the course provides a comprehensive understanding of how design and material choices impact the recycling and recovery process. By examining real-world examples and exploring concrete Design for Recycling guidelines, participants will learn how to apply these principles to their own designs effectively.

This initiative is a collaboration between Delft University of Technology, Partners for Innovation, Rijkswaterstaat, and leading organizations within the EEE industry from the RE-CET (Redesigning Electronics in a Circular Economy Transition) consortium.

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