Producing goods for remanufacturing and reuse
Having credibility within the remanufacturing industry is important in reassuring potential customers that the product they buy is of a high quality. One way that your business can do this is by following industry standards, which ensure a high quality remanufactured product.
The British Standards Institution (BSI), trade bodies and other interested parties are working on creating product-specific standards to promote high standards in the remanufacturing industry.
Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life
British Standard BS ISO 8887-1:2017 covers design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life. Recently the disassembly and end-of-life sections have been strengthened to develop a robust definition of end-of-life processes, including remanufacturing.
You can buy a copy of BS ISO 8887-1:2017.
The purpose of BS 8887-2:2009 is to define remanufacturing terminology and eliminate confusion to industry and end users. It includes terminology surrounding:
- carbon footprints
- end-of-life or EoL
You can buy a copy of BS 8887-2:2009.
Assessing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services
The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with goods and services reflect the impact of processes, materials and decisions occurring throughout the life cycle of goods and services. For organisations that supply goods and services, PAS 2050 enables the evaluation of alternative product configurations, sourcing and manufacturing methods, raw material choices and supplier selection on the basis of the life cycle GHG emissions associated with goods and services.