Design for Disassembly

End of life treatment is becoming an in increasingly big issue in the life cycle of products. Products should be designed so that they can be easily disassembled into their constituent parts for appropriate treatment at end of life. It is also often the case that products which are easy to disassemble, are also easy to assemble.

environmental sustainability Pros: Appropriate treatment of waste
financial sustainability Pros: Reduced assembly costs. Reduced end of life treatment costs
Cons: Elimination of certain valuable functional elements such as some adhesives
social sustainability Pros: