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Study of the life cycle analysis for consumer electronics

Grant number: 13/21573-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering
Principal researcher:Virgínia Aparecida da Silva Moris
Grantee:Carolina São Leandro Sigrist
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias para a Sustentabilidade (CCTS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Sorocaba , SP, Brazil


The technological advance linked to consumption, population growth and competitiveness, ensures the rapid increase in industrial production scale and consequently, intense and direct generation of negative impacts on the environment. These impacts may be related to the life cycle of a product, from extraction of raw materials, processes involved, consumption and their respective disposal.The interest of the population about sustainability drives governments to require greater responsibilities, leading to the concern about the business management, which tends to search new tools to minimize the impacts caused by the production processes. This scenario has encouraged new researches with a focus on "greener" production processes Sustainable Production, and these efforts have begun to aggregate benefits to the environmental, economic and social area. The use of certain tools related to the environmental management, such as the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), used in many fields who seek the path: "Friendly Environment". This current project includes the study and the feasibility of applying LCA methodology to the recycling of electronic products. The study involves the implementation and the optimization of a collection point of electronic waste (REE) inside the Federal University of São Carlos - campus of Sorocaba, data collection regarding the recycling of electronic products and mapping of the production process from the collection and the sorting until the final product reaching.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CAMPOLINA, JULIANA MENDES; SIGRIST, CAROLINA SAO LEANDRO; FAULSTICH DE PAIVA, JANE MARIA; NUNES, ANDREA OLIVEIRA; DA SILVA MORIS, VIRGINIA APARECIDA. A study on the environmental aspects of WEEE plastic recycling in a Brazilian company. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT, v. 22, n. 12, p. 1957-1968, DEC 2017. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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