Méthode Eco’DEEE – Bureau Veritas CODDE – 2008

Proposition of the new recoverability indicators as support for the product design process, the elect(on)ic sector experience - Bureau Veritas CODDE - 2008


This paper focuses on Recovery Conscious Design for electr(on)ic products. It presents a new tool that has been developed following requirements from industrial partners. The tool is made of quantitative Recoverability Indicators calculated on the Bill of Materials of the sub-assemblies of the product. The indicators can be used to track recoverability problems of the product. It is show through  the simulation of the application of the new tool on a case-study that it could be very benefical at various stages of the product design in order to drive the product design process from a recverability perspective.


WEEE conformity, product recyclability/recoverability indicators, ecodesign, electr(on)ic equipment, software.