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Developing repairability criteria for energy related products

Bracquené, Ellen; Peeters, Jef; Dams, Yoko; Brusselaers, Jan; Duflou, Joost; Dewulf, Wim

FG Transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Elektronik

Repairing modern electrical and electronic equipment is becoming increasingly difficult. The encountered challenges significantly contribute to the costs associated with repair, making direct replacement of a product often the most straightforward option for the consumer. Therefore, the Benelux Union has requested a study to investigate extending product life time by exploring repairability criteria for products. The overall aim of the proposed repairability criteria is to evaluate and, if possible, quantify the ease of repair for energy-related products (ErPs) considering the economic impact from a consumer perspective.