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Extended Producer Responsibility and Design Change

Sawaki, Chihiro LU (2011) In IIIEE Master thesis IMEN41 20112
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) aims to develop end-of-life product systems and reduce environmental impacts of product across entire life cycle. The empirical study of how EPR programmes have influenced design change is still few especially for complex and durable products such as EEE. Japan introduced EPR programmes in 2001 for four large home appliances (TV sets, air conditioners, refrigerators/freezers and washing/drying machines) and in 2003 for personal computers. This study takes Japanese EPR programmes for large home appliances and PCs as a case study to evaluate to what extent manufacturers improved design change of their products and how Japanese EPR programmes influenced on those attained design changes within the time... (More)
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) aims to develop end-of-life product systems and reduce environmental impacts of product across entire life cycle. The empirical study of how EPR programmes have influenced design change is still few especially for complex and durable products such as EEE. Japan introduced EPR programmes in 2001 for four large home appliances (TV sets, air conditioners, refrigerators/freezers and washing/drying machines) and in 2003 for personal computers. This study takes Japanese EPR programmes for large home appliances and PCs as a case study to evaluate to what extent manufacturers improved design change of their products and how Japanese EPR programmes influenced on those attained design changes within the time frame from 2000 to 2010. (Less)
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author
Sawaki, Chihiro LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A case study of the Japanese EPR prgrammes
course
IMEN41 20112
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
design for environment (DfE), Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), large home appliances, PCs
publication/series
IIIEE Master thesis
report number
2011:09
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
2174493
date added to LUP
2011-10-19 11:52:44
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2011-10-19 11:52:44
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  abstract     = {Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) aims to develop end-of-life product systems and reduce environmental impacts of product across entire life cycle. The empirical study of how EPR programmes have influenced design change is still few especially for complex and durable products such as EEE. Japan introduced EPR programmes in 2001 for four large home appliances (TV sets, air conditioners, refrigerators/freezers and washing/drying machines) and in 2003 for personal computers. This study takes Japanese EPR programmes for large home appliances and PCs as a case study to evaluate to what extent manufacturers improved design change of their products and how Japanese EPR programmes influenced on those attained design changes within the time frame from 2000 to 2010.},
  author       = {Sawaki, Chihiro},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {design for environment (DfE),Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR),large home appliances,PCs},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master thesis},
  title        = {Extended Producer Responsibility and Design Change},
  year         = {2011},
}