Life Cycle Engineering and the Circular Economy: Design for Recycling and Recycle-based Design

Apr 30, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location:
    Forest Sciences Centre, FSC 2916
    2424 Main Mall
    Vancouver, BC

Engineers play a major role in facing today’s environmental challenges. In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the European Commission, at least three of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) can be addressed by engineering design. The Circular Economy paradigm proposed by the French government places a major focus on material efficiency, eco-design, and environmental performance. Engineers must adopt a Life Cycle thinking approach, combining their technical and economic evaluations with environmental impact evaluation, including waste and product end-of-life management.

Dr. Perry will discuss his research on electrical and electronic equipment waste materials, innovative recycle-based design, and evaluation of waste or by-product management. And how the combination of different approaches, like linking industrial ecology and Life Cycle Thinking, can address these major environmental challenges.

Lunch will be provided. No registration is required for this event.