Our ability to extend the life of products, and reclaim resources at the end of their life, is fundamental to safeguarding future industrial activities. Organisations' current remanufacturing and recycling initiatives are solely focussed on economic sustainability. This focus has prevented companies from realising the full potential of environmental benefits in their remanufacturing and recycling practices.
Researchers at SMART are investigating appropriate methods to develop key performance indicators that would enable manufacturers to select the most appropriate end of life option for a product. They are also exploring the next generation of reuse/recycling technologies and processes that will facilitate closed loop manufacturing.
You can find more details about our work in this area below. If you want to know more about our future activities, please contact us for further information.