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Manufacturing Systems Engineering
A new methodology for innovative product development based on the application of sustainability principles for the entire life-cycle of a product and beyond is developed. This involves an analysis of multi-life cycle material flow leading towards perpetual life products, making it truly sustainable. In order to achieve the function of such a sustainable product, it has to fulfill the concept of 6R (Recover, Reuse, Recycle, Redesign, Reduce and Remanufacture), which are composed of 6 stages of material flow in a products life, as opposed to the traditional 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recover) concept. We apply the 6R concept in designing a new aluminum beverage can with much enhanced sustainability factors, especially in recycling processes.
Liew, Jason Chun Tchen, "INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY ENHANCEMENT IN ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS BASED ON DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS" (2005). University of Kentucky Master's Theses. 371.