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Extending product lifetimes: a reuse network for ICT hardware

Extending product lifetimes: a reuse network for ICT hardware
Extending product lifetimes: a reuse network for ICT hardware
This paper examines how a network of small/medium-sized enterprises was developed to enable reuse and resource conservation in the information and communications technology sector by exchange of used equipment over a resource exchange internet platform. The network’s effectiveness and potential for expansion is also examined. The results demonstrate that it is possible and in many cases economically viable to increase the reuse stream of equipment and to extend the network’s activities to a European level. The expectation of doubling the amount of traded appliances within the network was greatly exceeded. The successful development of technical, legal and financial guidance led to its incorporation into an accredited industry guideline.
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Dietrich, J., Becker, F., Nittka, T., Wabbels, M., Modoran, D., Kast, G., Williams, I.D., Curran, A., den Boer, E., Kopacek, B., Schadlbauer, S. and Musterle, J. , Aionesei, C. (ed.) (2014) Extending product lifetimes: a reuse network for ICT hardware. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management, 167 (WR3), 123-135. (doi:10.1680/warm.13.00024).

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This paper examines how a network of small/medium-sized enterprises was developed to enable reuse and resource conservation in the information and communications technology sector by exchange of used equipment over a resource exchange internet platform. The network’s effectiveness and potential for expansion is also examined. The results demonstrate that it is possible and in many cases economically viable to increase the reuse stream of equipment and to extend the network’s activities to a European level. The expectation of doubling the amount of traded appliances within the network was greatly exceeded. The successful development of technical, legal and financial guidance led to its incorporation into an accredited industry guideline.

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Published date: 28 April 2014
Organisations: Centre for Environmental Science

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Local EPrints ID: 370295
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/370295
ISSN: 1747-6526
PURE UUID: eaeea8f4-e38b-4317-859d-b80e646cb5cb
ORCID for I.D. Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0121-1219

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Date deposited: 28 Oct 2014 12:49
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:42

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