An approach to the management of the sustainable issues in mobile phone design and manufacturing

Page, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-6622-0810, 2015. An approach to the management of the sustainable issues in mobile phone design and manufacturing. i-manager’s Journal on Management, 10 (2), pp. 12-23. ISSN 0973-5054

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Abstract

As the desire for more consumer electronics continuously grows, the demand for rare earth materials used to make such products increases. The linear method by which a majority of the world currently manufactures is not a long-term sustainable solution and these current product cycles will have to be replaced, with more circular business models, in order to adjust to these consumer demands. The aim of this research is to investigate sustainability issues in the whole life cycle of mobile phones. The objectives of this research comprised identifying key sustainable design factors, applying a theoretical framework based on the Circular Economy (CE) to the development, use and disposal of mobile phone products. This work has a wider implication for other such type of electronic products and sub-assemblies and the materials that they are made from.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: i-manager’s Journal on Management
Creators: Page, T.
Publisher: i-manager Publications
Date: 17 September 2015
Volume: 10
Number: 2
ISSN: 0973-5054
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 08 Jan 2018 10:26
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 10:26
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32333

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