General methods for the assessment of the ability to repair, reuse and upgrade energy related products
|Publication Date:||1 November 2018|
|ICS Code (Recycling):||13.030.50|
This document provides generic methods to assess the following aspects:
1. the ability to repair products
2. the ability to re-use products, or parts thereof
3. the ability to upgrade products
It includes generic criteria and methods relevant for assessing the ability to access or remove certain parts from products for the purpose of repair, re-use or upgrading.
NOTE Abilities to refurbish and re-manufacture are covered in prEN 45553:2018.
The criteria and methods in this document focus on the design of the product and related conditions when the product is placed on the market, taking into account knowledge of parts that are likely to fail, need replacing, or have re-use potential.